Employment Lawyer

Primary base West Midlands Police HQ with combine working at Staffordshire Police HQ and Remote Working
Grade I
Full Time

Employment Lawyer

£47,496 - £53,928

Joint Legal Services for Staffordshire Police Force & West Midlands Police have an exciting opportunity for an Employment Lawyer.  You will be employed by Staffordshire Police Force but working within the Joint Legal Services Department and supporting both Police Forces on a range of employment matters in regard to Police Officers and Police Staff; general employment advice; pensions advice; Policies and Procedures that govern both Forces.  You will hold a case load and   represent either Force in Employment Tribunal cases or at the County Court.  There will be other areas that you may also need to advise upon as set out in the Role Profile and you will be supported with the development of your knowledge and skills to advise upon those areas

The successful candidate will be part of a supportive and inclusive team of Lawyers and Legal Advisors and managed by a Senior Lawyer.

If you are someone that is motivated and can work as part of team then this position may provide the right opportunity for you to progress your career.

We welcome applications from Candidates who are either a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executive, or a newly qualified Solicitor or Barrister.  Experienced of working within the field of Employment Law is desirable but we will consider candidates who can demonstrate strong transferrable skills.

This is an agile working post and your primary base will be Lloyd House Birmingham but you can combine working from either the offices of Staffordshire or West Midlands Police and working remotely from home.

We offer excellent benefits such as Annual Leave of 29 days, Flexible working and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

Closing date for applications: 30th December 2022

Shortlisting will take place week commencing: 3rd January 2023

Interviews will take place face to face location West Midlands Police HQ week commencing: 9th January 2023

(dates can be subject to change)

Flexible working options 
Defined benefit pension scheme (pension upon retirement is based on your career average salary), with an employer contribution of 15.5%. 
Annual Leave Entitlement - starting at 29 days plus bank holidays 
Sick pay scheme
Fostering friendly policy
Family friendly policies – maternity, paternity, parental leave, adoption
Occupational Health
On site Gyms
Staff associations
Reward and Recognition
Blue light Card – not solely for Staffs police
Sports Lottery

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Staffordshire Police. If an appointment is made from that at-risk group, the post may be withdrawn. In this event, a representative from the Enabling services team will notify any affected applicants.

Staffordshire have a strong commitment to equality and diversity in our people, within the organisation and in the services we provide to our communities.

We want to reflect the communities we serve and one way we can try to achieve this is through a 'positive action' approach.

Positive action is activity which helps employers identify and remove barriers and issues to the recruitment, retention and progression of people who identify with underrepresented groups of the Equalities Act 2010 (i.e. LGBT+, ethnicity, disability), whilst still employing people on merit.

Click here to register your interest in being involved in positive action opportunities and support; Positive.Action@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Medical assessment 
  • Higher level vetting 
  • References

This opportunity is closed to applications.