2.2km | , UK
|Hours||22.5 - 22.5 Hours|
Employment lawyer (solicitor or barrister) with 2+ PQE to join our team in the Legal Advice Service as a part-time maternity cover for our Senior Rights Advisor. You will advise parents and carers on employment law and benefits as well as having a supervisory role in the team. The role is part time (22.5 hours a week), fixed term maternity cover and flexible. It would be great for anyone who would like work life balance and would be well suited to anyone who may have had a career break. Please apply via the link on Applied for the blind application process where the role is now live with the full job description:
Deadline for applications is 9 am on 2nd February and successful candidates will be invited to an interview on either 7th or 8th February. We do not accept CV applications.
Working Families’ legal advice services (LAS) team works at the forefront of access to justice for parents and carers at work. Many parents and carers find that the ‘system’ – including employers’ approaches to flexible working, available in-work benefits, leave and entitlement to time off – doesn’t allow them to work and care and thrive. We want to change that.
Our award-winning free helpline individually advised over 3,000 parents and carers on their rights at work in the year from the start of the pandemic and over 1.5 million people via our comprehensive online advice pages. This ranges from advice on the impact of COVID-19, pregnancy and sex discrimination and unfair dismissals; to negotiating flexible working; dealing with childcare emergencies; advice on maternity, adoption and shared parental leave and pay; redundancy; and in-work benefits.
The purpose of your role within the legal advice team would be to help to equip the UK’s 13 million parents and carers with the tools they need to thrive in a system that often prevents them from doing so. If you have a strong commitment to justice, awareness of issues that parents and carers face and want to join a small team of dedicated advisers in supporting the UK’s parents and carers, we want to hear from you.