Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Group Legal
  • Division:
    Central Services
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Employment Lawyer - 12month FTC (2904)

Are you an experienced employment lawyer looking to work in a driven, fast-paced environment, across a variety of employment related contentious and non-contentious matters?  An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our General Counsel Office, where you'll be the subject matter expert of the team.

So, what will you be doing?

The team advises in relation to all contentious and non-contentious employment law including:

  • Service agreements;
  • All employment aspects arising out of mergers and acquisitions;
  • Outsourcing;
  • Reorganisations;
  • Dealing with all types of employment claims;
  • Providing practical advice on all aspects of termination of employment;
  • Negotiating severance agreements; and
  • Dealing with any relevant litigation

What are we looking for?

Legal Excellence

  • You will have 3 years PQE in general employment law across a wide range of issues- ideally having worked in private practise
  • You will have excellent commercial and analytical skills and the ability to apply them to achieve commercial solutions
  • You will have the highest standards of integrity and ethics

Client Relationships

Excellent communication , interpersonal, and drafting skills with the ability to foster strong client relationships

Financial Performance

  • Solid understanding of the drivers of profitability and an interest in developing a broader understanding of commercial issue.
  • You will have excellent organisational and prioritising skills with the ability to manage multiple work demands allowing you to dedicate adequate time to fee earning and non-fee earning activities
  • Strong analytical and facilitating skills
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong attention to detail


  • You will be driven, with stamina and resilience in the face of demanding situations
  • You will be proactive and positive with a strong team focus, and a collaborative approach
  • You will be able to establish strong working relationships with your colleagues with the highest level of professionalism and integrity
  • You will have an inclusive approach, and help to foster a diverse and inclusive team and workplace

About Investec

Investec is a distinctive bank and wealth manager, serving a select client base mainly in two principal markets – the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we look for those with entrepreneurial thinking, and give them the freedom to share fresh ideas and build real relationships.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

**We are open to conversations about flexible working so please ask**

Could your career thrive in this setting? Could you see yourself making an impact? If this is the career opportunity you've been waiting for please apply today or contact us for more information.

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

Meet the recruiter

Charmaine Bannerman

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