Toggle high contrast
Organisation name
£49,659 pa
Closing date
Job location
Interview date
Full time (fixed term contract to 7 August 2020 - maternity cover)
About this Role

The National Education Union is a force for change in the world of education, bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK.

We are now seeking to recruit a Regional Solicitor on a Maternity contract to join our team in new NEU North West Regional Office in Bolton. The work of the Regional Solicitor will focus on providing employment law advice to the Regional Office team and advice and representation to members and may also include some personal injury and CICA matters.

We are seeking a qualified and experienced employment lawyer, with a minimum of two years post qualification experience and strong advocacy skills who will be able to work as part of the professional team of staff at our Yorkshire Humberside Regional Office based in Bolton, providing advice and information on legal issues affecting education professionals. 

They will also be asked to contribute to written materials including Union documents aimed at members and to the training of local officers. The post is ideally suited to a motivated candidate who wishes to extend their employment law experience within a trade union environment. 

They will demonstrate experience of managing their own caseload; good all-round communications skills, the ability to relate to people with different backgrounds and needs both inside and outside the Union, together with an understanding of the needs and characteristics of a democratic membership organisation.

Prospective applicants are advised that this is a full-time role, but we would welcome applications from individuals seeking part-time, job-share or other flexible working arrangements.

In addition to salary, we offer good conditions including a commencing salary of £49,659 plus luncheon allowance currently set at £1,005; 7 weeks annual leave plus Christmas closure days and a final salary pension scheme. Salary and benefits are pro-rata for part-time applicants.  

Further information

Further details can be downloaded from the NEU website (link above) where applicants will also be able to complete an online application on our recruitment portal, by the stated closing date of mid-day Wednesday 28 August 2019.