Job Description

UNISON Legal Services conducts strategically important and often ground-breaking employment litigation on behalf of the Union and its members: successful cases run in-house include the challenge to the imposition of Employment Tribunal fees in the Supreme Court and Lock v British Gas in the ECJ.
Location
UNISON Centre
Starting salary
£38,870 per annum including London Weighting
Closing date
29 August 2023
Hours
35
Contract type
Full time, permanent
Reference
ORD/193/194

About this job

You will assist the solicitors in the team with complex litigation at all levels of the judiciary. You will also assist with advice provided to the Union’s officials and to members who may sometimes be distressed. You will provide comprehensive legal secretarial, clerical and administrative support within the Legal Services Team such as monitoring and tracking progress of cases, advice and projects. You will maintain and co-ordinate electronic calendars and spreadsheets; organise meetings and travel arrangement and deal effectively with telephone enquiries and incoming and outgoing post and email.

You will have a relevant qualification as a Legal Executive or a law degree or Graduate diploma in law and you will be seeking to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive, Solicitor or Barrister. You will need a can-co attitude, the ability to work with agility and enthusiasm in a busy team, using your initiative to problem solve. You will have excellent word processing, IT and communication skills and the ability to organise your own workload and manage pressure and priorities appropriately.

How to apply

An application form can be obtained by visiting www.unison.org.uk/jobs. To apply for this opportunity please download and complete the General application form (under “Documents”). See job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

Please note that only the General application form will be accepted.

Please send your completed application forms to Madison Vince at [email protected] quoting ref: ORD/193/194.

Completed application forms must be received by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 29 August 2023.

Interviews will be held online on Thursday 7 September and Monday 11 September 2023.

UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.

About UNISON

UNISON is the UK’s leading public services trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public sector, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ approximately 1,200 staff, with around 370 at our national centre in Euston in central London and the remainder in our 12 regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.

UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.


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