Solicitor (Employment)

City of Edinburgh Council


£37,589 to £44,934 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: EDN14568

Job Description


Solicitor (Employment)
Waverley Court

Salary: £37,589 - £44,934
Hours: 36 per week

The City of Edinburgh Council’s in-house legal team has exciting opportunities for:

  • a Senior Solicitor to join its Commercial Law team, and
  • a Solicitor to join its Employment Law team

You will ideally have 1 – 2 years of post-qualified experience in employment law and be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of a wide range of employment law matters.

This will include the provision of complex advisory work to HR professionals and management, ideally with some experience of contentious employment tribunal work and advocacy. Applicants will be expected to draw upon professional and commercial acumen to provide tailored legal and business solutions.

The applicant should have a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and the desire and ability to work collectively and become a key team member. The workload will be varied, challenging and interesting. You will be supported in a collegiate environment and encouraged to develop a full range of legal and other skills to advance your career with us.

The Employment team currently consists of the Principal Solicitor and four Senior Solicitors.

The team provides critical advice to the organisation across a wide range of matters. The Council has 19,000 employees and has exciting and ambitious projects to ensure that Edinburgh is a forward-looking and sustainable capital city. You will have a key role to play in achieving the Council’s objectives.

The position advertised is a full-time position, working 36 hours per week. The position provides excellent benefits including access to the relevant local government pension scheme.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

A standard Disclosure Scotland check will be required for the successful candidate, prior to commencement of the post.

We are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

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