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Employment Lawyer (Head of Department)

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  • Lead a high-performing team
  • Work mainly remotely
  • Work a four-day week but get paid for five
  • Great career progression opportunities

Our client is an award-winning full-service international law firm seeking an Employment Lawyer in Manchester to lead their specialist department. This firm is renowned for its outstanding client care in multiple languages and is at the forefront of providing legal services to diverse international communities in the UK. They have received impressive recognition in the legal profession.

The role comes with an attractive salary package and supports a mainly remote working arrangement with a four-day workweek while delivering a full week’s pay. They prioritise work-life balance and well-being and offer excellent opportunities for career progression.

As the head of the Employment department, you will be responsible for shaping the firm’s employment offering. As Head of the Department, you’ll also manage a small team of employment lawyers.

Day-to-day, the team works on behalf of commercial clients in the UK and Europe, offering bespoke advice to businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to established enterprises. This position offers a fantastic opportunity for you to drive the team forward and make your mark.

Our client is looking for natural leaders who are commercially astute and value cultural fit. You will be a key team player, promoting the firm and its departments while engaging in networking activities.

In return, you will enjoy a top-of-market salary, the flexibility to work four days from home, and clear opportunities for professional growth within the firm. The firm is based in Manchester, but its lawyers are based across the UK as a result of its forward-thinking approach to flexible working which allows the team to work largely from home.

If you’re looking for a supportive and dynamic environment with an attractive work-life balance, this could be the opportunity for you.

How to apply for this role

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.

Alternatively, contact Layla Jackson at Realm Recruit, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest.

Layla is a Senior Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of lawyers in non-contentious commercial areas, including corporate, commercial, commercial real estate and employment. Working with departments across the North West, she recruits for these roles at all levels. Layla’s experience in the legal sector and expert market knowledge means that she is perfectly placed to help you take your next step.

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£70,000 - £120,000


  • Greater Manchester

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  • Remote working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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Layla Jackson

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Specialist for corporate, commercial, employment and real estate lawyers in the North West.

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