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Employment Law Specialist

South Wimbledon

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An opportunity to join the hard-working, motivated and down to earth regional HR team based in our Belvedere Regional Distribution Center (RDC). This is an exciting and diverse role covering a wide range of legal matters. You’ll provide Employment Law advice to the HR team, Line Managers and senior teams and strategically develop local Employment Law knowledge.

With your highly professional approach and Employment Law experience, you will demonstrate a commercial and common-sense approach to issues, advising on a day to day basis on contractual matters, disciplinary and grievance, discrimination and equal opportunities and employment policies.

You will also have the appropriate skills to build credible advisory relationships at all levels and actively develop Managers through facilitated training/coaching.

Interview process: telephone interviews will take place on the 6th and 7th of July, and the final stage video interview will take place between the 9th – 15th July.

**Please note as per Lidl internal structures the job title for this role is a Consultant**.

What you'll do

  • Providing Employment Law advice to the Head of HR, HR Admin Supervisors, Line Managers and Senior Management in the home region
  • Acting as Employment Law Business Partner to the Heads of HR and HR Admin Supervisors in two additional regions
  • Proactively and strategically developing Employment Law knowledge in region
  • Delivering Employment Law training / coaching
  • Working with the Head Office Employment Law team in developing policy, procedures and Employment Law trainings
  • Guiding/supporting change management
  • Influencing & supporting regional Employment legal compliance
  • Interpreting Employee related data, providing analysis and commercial based solutions to local HR focus areas
  • Conducting hearings and appeals as appropriate
  • Coordination of any local ACAS conciliation or employment tribunal matters

What you'll need

  • The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor, with at least one years post-qualification experience, however we will consider solicitors in training, junior solicitor or CIPD level 7 or above, where the employment law module has been completed
  • In-house experience desired, though not a must
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the law relevant to the job
  • Ideally have some experience of immigration issues
  • Ability to implement commercially based, practical solutions to mitigate Employee Relation related risks
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders, with strong communication and influencing skills
  • Experience within a retail or hospitality environment would be advantageous
  • Driver’s licence is essential for this role due to travel requirements
  • Willingness to travel GB wide approximately 4 days per month and within the region as required, including overnight stays.

What you'll receive

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We're proud to offer a competitive salary starting from £42,000 - £53,000 (depending on experience) with an additional non-contractual 10% London weighting and a generous holiday allowance. Save for your future with our pension scheme, or save today with an in store discount, plus extra discounts on days out, cinema tickets and much more.

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company's receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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