Assistant Counsel Employment Law – London, United Kingdom
Are you an experienced UK Employment Law specialist who is looking to work in a truly international environment? Are you looking for a role that is varied and challenging? Join Western Union as an Assistant Counsel Employment Law.
Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful
We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people with a business spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.
Better starts and ends with the customer
In this varied and challenging role, we expect you to provide legal advice, and support to more senior lawyers, as part of our in-house Employment Law team. You will be working on a range of contentious, non-contentious and advisory matters and will be providing legal advice to a variety of stakeholders across the organisation, such as senior lawyers, HR, compensation & benefits, the Ethics Office, and business leaders. Providing training and updates to HR, researching and analyzing the law on complex issues, coordinating advice from outside counsel, developing standard form documents and negotiating contracts are all part of your responsibilities. You will be expected to have experience advising on matters including grievance and disciplinary investigations and hearings, conduct and performance management, terminations, senior exits, redundancies, collective consultation, settlement agreements, Tribunal proceedings, contracts of employment, fixed term and part-time arrangements, engagement of independent contractors and IR35, working time, privacy matters including handling DSARs, and employment aspects of TUPE transfers, outsourcings and M&As.
We expect you to bring a law degree and previous experience in an employment law focused role. As a guide, this role would suit someone with 3 – 5 years’ post qualification experience, though all candidates who can demonstrate the relevant skill set with be considered. Whether your experience has been gained in-house or as part of an established law firm, we would need you to operate at a level where you are able to work independently and with minimal supervision. You will be expected to demonstrate consistent good judgment, with strong attention to detail, superior written, communication and issue spotting skills, and to be approachable and responsive.
Western Union is a fast-paced environment where someone with a previous UK focus could expand their knowledge across the EMEA region. Whilst not absolutely necessary, financial services industry and Senior Managers and Certification Regime experience would certainly be an advantage, as would experience working on variable compensation and commission plans. Previous experience of lean and agile working methodologies is also desirable.
Join us, and let’s move money for better
Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.
We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.
We are passionate about our diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams, while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.