jobs_imageThe 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

Deadline for applications: 12.00 (noon), Saturday 4 February 2017.

Please also include the details of two professional references.

The role

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.

Person specification


  • 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.