Last updated: Thursday 04 March, 2021
Law Centre NI – Head of Employment
About the Job
Job Title: Head of Employment (HE-02-21)
Salary: SPC points 38 – 40, £34,106 – £37,107 + 3% pension contribution, commencing at point 38
Contract Type: Full time post – 35 hours per week
Job Description: The post-holder will be the lead employment specialist for Law Centre NI (LCNI) in our Employment Rights Project and lead the delivery of high quality employment law services at LCNI that fulfils our mission of using the law to change lives.
The Head of Employment will be a lead employment expert in NI. You will provide support and guidance to the sector and be a ‘go-to’ source of support for frontline advice organisations on all aspects of employment law in NI.
The Head of Employment will be the senior employment lead in our Employment Rights Project, responsible for ensuring that employment law is correctly applied in NI, progressing cases before the tribunal and, where necessary, will advance strategic litigation to clarify the law.
The economic impact of COVID-19 has shone a light on the challenges in the employment law sphere in NI. You will ensure that the sector, Department for Economy and policy makers understand the impact of the application of employment law, policy and practice in NI so as to inform legal and policy development. You will work alongside policy, training and other colleagues to ensure that the sector in NI is well-supported with authoritative legal resources. You will work across LCNI’s networks to contribute employment law expertise where required, attending the Employment Lawyers Group and Tribunal Users Forum.
As well as strong legal skills, we are seeking an individual who can effectively lead the day-to-day management of a small, specialist team, providing leadership on all aspects of their employment law work.