Senior Employment Solicitor - Head of department

Farnham – £55,000 - £65,000

Head of Employment Law - Senior Solicitor


I well established firm are looking for an experienced Employment Solicitor to lead their Employment Law department as Head of Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and developing a team of employment lawyers and providing expert legal advice and support to the firms clients.

As Head of Department, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the department's operations, including team management, business development, client management, and budgetary control. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the department delivers high-quality legal services to our clients, and that the team members are motivated, engaged and equipped to perform at their best.

- Manage and develop a team of employment lawyers, providing leadership, guidance, and support to help them achieve their goals.
- Provide expert legal advice and support to clients on all aspects of employment law, including but not limited to, disciplinary and grievance procedures, employment contracts, discrimination, and dismissal.
- Develop and maintain strong client relationships, identifying new business opportunities and providing excellent customer service.
- Oversee the department's budgetary control and ensure that financial targets are met.
- Collaborate with other departments within the firm to deliver an integrated and seamless service to clients.
- Keep up-to-date with changes in employment law and ensure that team members are informed of any changes that may affect clients.

- Qualified Solicitor with a minimum of 5 years' PQE in Employment Law.
- Experience in managing and developing a team of lawyers.
- Strong technical knowledge of employment law and a track record of delivering high-quality legal advice.

On offer is a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, generous holiday allowance, healthcare and other benefits. If you have a passion for employment law, a desire to lead and develop a team, and the skills and experience to deliver excellent legal services to clients, I would love to hear from you.

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Emily Flewitt

Head of London and Home Counties
0203 846 3071

Emily joined Douglas Scott in March 2017, initially as part of the Master Vendor team of consultants focusing on the recruitment for one specialised client account. Emily went on to join the National Support desk where she concentrated on business support roles within law firms. Currently Emily works on the London and South East region desk covering private practice and working with a range of small regional practices, boutique firms and larger national practices including well-established departments as well as emerging firms. Emily graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2016 and studied Criminology and Criminal Justice. Previous to this, she completed her A-levels in Business studies, ICT and Sociology. 

"Emily is extremely professional, helpful and really approachable. I found her a delight to communicate with. If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t have put myself forward for a particular role. She deserves a big thank you for helping me."

Client Development Executive | London

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Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Employment Law
  • Type: Solicitor / FILEX, Private Practice
  • Salary: £55,000 - £65,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Farnham
  • Reference: J73762-8

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