The IWGB is proud to announce that it is currently hiring a new Legal Department Co-ordinator! There is a full job description along with an introduction of the IWGB in the link. To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Jon Katona (IWGB Vice-President) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: 12.00 (noon), Saturday 4 February 2017.
Please also include the details of two professional references.
The main responsibilities of the post are to:
- ensure union members are allocated to a case worker when they have a case
- manage a case load of grievances, disciplinaries and (when sufficiently experienced) employment tribunals
- guide a maximum of two volunteer caseworker(s) through cases and ensure the quality of training and legal work in the department
- provide regular legal surgeries/advice clinics to the public on employment law matters
- prepare tribunal claims and bundles, documentation etc.
- ensure the smooth operation of the IWGB Legal Department
- instruct barristers for Employment Tribunal cases
- communicate with and regularly update the union’s management about the work of the Legal Department
- maintain data management processes and keep members informed while acting in accordance with their needs
- undertake any other duties appropriate to the post and help other staff maintain the smooth running of the union’s head office.
- Hold a law degree and have a good knowledge of UK employment law.
- Have extensive experience of employment-related case work.
- Grasp the IWGB’s approach and be personally committed to social justice and the improvement of working conditions.
- Have demonstrable supervisory and/or managerial experience.
- Have good computer skills, including a knowledge of MS Office including Excel.
- Have a high level of personal organisation and an ability to deal with a demanding and stressful job.
- Be able to work independently and in a team.
- Have a high level of spoken Spanish or a facility with another Southern-European language.
- Have been an active member of a union or have knowledge of the trade union movement.