legal counsel

are you a qualified lawyer with employment law experience looking for a new challenge, where your work really makes a difference?

legal counsel (specialising in employment law) – 12 month contract to cover maternity leave

Salary from £57,000-£65,000 – London Docklands

Our legal and jurisdiction team has responsibility for providing legal advice and support to the Financial Ombudsman Service across a broad range of legal areas, including acting for the ombudsman in litigation.

We are looking for a solicitor or barrister qualified in England  and Wales (or an equivalent jurisdiction) to join us as legal counsel.  The ideal candidate will have proven recent experience and expertise in employment law matters, both litigious and advisory, with a good understanding of employee relations and best practice in the workplace.  The role will involve working closely with other Legal team members and with our internal clients as part of our employment law in-house function.  Sharing knowledge is key to our organisation, so training experience would be useful.  In addition there will be opportunities to work with our team, advising on a broad range of in house legal issues.

We are looking for a highly experienced employment lawyer with recent experience in the public, regulatory or commercial sectors or in private practice.  Ideally, you will also have some experience in one or more of the following areas: Public law, financial services law and regulation, litigation, information law, or contracts and procurement. In this role you will be explaining complex concepts to non-lawyers, so excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.

You will have problem-solving skills and the ability to question, reason and analyse, getting to the heart of problems and finding solutions which are supported by the law.  You will be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. 

You will maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of relevant legal, regulatory and policy issues that currently, or could potentially, affect us. You will support less experienced members of the team in developing and learning.  And you may become involved in training to the organisation on various legal issues, so good presentation skills are important.

If you are interested in this role and you’d like to find out more then take a look at the legal counsel job profile. 

And if you think you’d make a great addition to our legal team, apply now, attaching your CV and a letter telling us:
  • what attracts you to this job and the ombudsman service 
  • why your skills and experience (both in and out of work) make you the right person for the job
The deadline for applications is 11.59 Sunday 7 July

what can you expect? 

Successful candidates will enjoy the opportunity to develop their careers in a diverse organisation which offers a generous pension, private healthcare, free onsite gym and wellness initiatives. It also includes access to an extensive range of flexible benefits including dental and travel insurance. 

who we are… 

With fairness at the heart of everything we do, we embrace difference and treat everyone as equals. We’re a diverse organisation, but something we all share is our values. They’re central to the way we work – and work together. 

We’re an independent, not-for-profit organisation that sorts out disputes between financial businesses and their customers. We do this by making decisions that are fair – and feel fair to both sides. 

The Financial Ombudsman Service is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law, regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. 

We’re committed to being a great place to work – attracting and developing people from the widest possible range of backgrounds. We want everyone to perform at their best and feel able to be themselves. We understand that if we’re diverse and inclusive, we’ll better understand different perspectives, which is fundamental to our job resolving financial complaints. You can read more about this here. 


























Vacancy Description
are you a qualified lawyer with employment law experience looking for a new challenge, where your work really makes a difference?
 
legal counsel (specialising in employment law) – 12 month contract to cover maternity leave

Salary from £57,000-£65,000 – London Docklands

Our legal and jurisdiction team has responsibility for providing legal advice and support to the Financial Ombudsman Service across a broad range of legal areas, including acting for the ombudsman in litigation.

We are looking for a solicitor or barrister qualified in England  and Wales (or an equivalent jurisdiction) to join us as legal counsel.  The ideal candidate will have proven recent experience and expertise in employment law matters, both litigious and advisory, with a good understanding of employee relations and best practice in the workplace.  The role will involve working closely with other Legal team members and with our internal clients as part of our employment law in-house function.  Sharing knowledge is key to our organisation, so training experience would be useful.  In addition there will be opportunities to work with our team, advising on a broad range of in house legal issues.

We are looking for a highly experienced employment lawyer with recent experience in the public, regulatory or commercial sectors or in private practice.  Ideally, you will also have some experience in one or more of the following areas: Public law, financial services law and regulation, litigation, information law, or contracts and procurement. In this role you will be explaining complex concepts to non-lawyers, so excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.

You will have problem-solving skills and the ability to question, reason and analyse, getting to the heart of problems and finding solutions which are supported by the law.  You will be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. 

You will maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of relevant legal, regulatory and policy issues that currently, or could potentially, affect us. You will support less experienced members of the team in developing and learning.  And you may become involved in training to the organisation on various legal issues, so good presentation skills are important.

If you are interested in this role and you’d like to find out more then take a look at the legal counsel job profile. 

And if you think you’d make a great addition to our legal team, apply now, attaching your CV and a letter telling us:
  • what attracts you to this job and the ombudsman service 
  • why your skills and experience (both in and out of work) make you the right person for the job
The deadline for applications is 11.59 Sunday 7 July

what can you expect? 

Successful candidates will enjoy the opportunity to develop their careers in a diverse organisation which offers a generous pension, private healthcare, free onsite gym and wellness initiatives. It also includes access to an extensive range of flexible benefits including dental and travel insurance. 

who we are… 

With fairness at the heart of everything we do, we embrace difference and treat everyone as equals. We’re a diverse organisation, but something we all share is our values. They’re central to the way we work – and work together. 

We’re an independent, not-for-profit organisation that sorts out disputes between financial businesses and their customers. We do this by making decisions that are fair – and feel fair to both sides. 

The Financial Ombudsman Service is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law, regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. 

We’re committed to being a great place to work – attracting and developing people from the widest possible range of backgrounds. We want everyone to perform at their best and feel able to be themselves. We understand that if we’re diverse and inclusive, we’ll better understand different perspectives, which is fundamental to our job resolving financial complaints. You can read more about this here.