Vacancy for Inhouse Employment Paralegal

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Location Manchester
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Hours per Week 40 hours
Remuneration £22,000 - £25,000 per annum plus benefits
Job Reference GR/10741

We have an opportunity for an Inhouse Employment Paralegal to join our team. 

You'll be based within the Company's HR Centre of Excellence working directly with the In-House Employment Solicitor and Head of Employment Legal at Trafford Bank House in Manchester

The role would be ideally suited to someone with previous experience in employment law (or studied it as part of the LPC) or an employment law legal secretary with specific experience providing support in respect of non-contentious and contentious areas of employment law, however, training will be provided if necessary

Responsibilities will include:

Assisting with routine and complex employment tribunals, drafting responses, creating bundles, corresponding with the tribunal, and conducting research.

Conducting research on various points of law and basic drafting of documentation, correspondence, and advice.

Liaising and communicating with internal stakeholders providing advice in relation to various matters.                                                        

Assisting with employment aspects of service provision changes.

Providing support on various legal projects.

Providing ad hoc administrative support as and when required to the in-house Employment Solicitor.                                                     

Assisting with workshops, seminars, and newsletters.


Qualifications and Experience required:

2.1 degree in law or equivalent

LPC Graduate/ CILEX or proven experience in the area

Some experience in a paralegal role/Legal secretary in employment law would be advantageous

Ability to manage own workload and demonstrate initiative.

Ability to receive instructions accurately and complete them within the required timescales with excellent attention to detail.

Strong communicator both verbally and in written form.

What will you get in return?

  • An enhanced pension scheme (above auto enrolment rates) - to save for the future
  • Life Assurance – to protect your family should the worst happen
  • 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays on top
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Private Medical Insurance – to protect you
  • Access to 100s of high street discounts
  • Financial Wellbeing support - Access to low interest loans
  • Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers
  • Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Health & Wellbeing Support


Why join OCS Group UK Ltd?

OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves. We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job. We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities. We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS.  Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer