Job Description

Job Title: Labour & Employment Counsel Manager
Location: London, United Kingdom (regular remote working opportunities)
Salary: £72,000 to £84,000 per annum
 
About Accenture Legal:
 
Accenture Legal encompasses ~2700 lawyers, contract management and other professionals in 46 countries, making us amongst the biggest in-house units of our kind globally.
 
The Employment Law Team sits within the Compliance, Offerings, Regulatory & Ethics (CORE) function within Legal, and offers the full range of Employment Law services from advisory and litigation support on HR and Employee Relations issues to implementing compliance projects and supporting transactional matters.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Reporting into the Employment Law Lead for UK & Ireland, this is an exciting opportunity to work directly with key stakeholders across a workload that is both interesting and varied:
  • Provide strategic and pragmatic Employment Law advice on advisory matters to key internal stakeholders – including HR, ER, Mobilisation and Leadership.
  • Oversee and provide support for litigation and pre-litigation matters, in conjunction with Employee Relations team and external counsel.
  • Manage Employment Law projects in UK and/or leading on Global initiatives where the UK is a key geography, advising HR, Legal and Leadership as appropriate.
  • Provide operational and strategic support for transactional matters:
    • Outsourcing – advising on contractual aspects of outsourcing deals (including HR Schedules), risk management and transition of staff into (and out from) Accenture.
    • Ventures & Acquisitions – advising on M&A deals, including due diligence, deal execution and post-merger integration support.
  • Advise on industrial relation and collective bargaining issues, particularly collective consultation requirements (both in ER and transactional circumstances).
  • Contribute to development of internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge on Employment Law and business issues for the region.
  • Manage and oversee external counsel relationships with law firms as appropriate, including budget management.
  • Stay abreast of legal developments impacting on Accenture, its clients, and industries and incorporate it into company practices.
  • Support, promote, and implement initiatives as part of Legal team.
  • Counsel, guide, train and support junior colleagues as appropriate.
  • Educate Leadership and key stakeholders with regard to Legal and risk management issues in the region.
  • Make recommendations and escalate to the Senior Manager Employment Law Lead UKI on material Employment issues.
  • Work with colleagues across Legal as required.


Qualifications

Experience:
  • Post-qualification experience within an Employment Law team, whether private practice and/or – ideally – in an in-house environment.
  • Employment Law experience relevant to the key responsibilities outlined above.
  • Preferably, some exposure to cross-border work or European projects.
  • Preferably, some exposure to working with or for large corporates and/or senior stakeholders.
  • Presentations and provision of training.
Skills:
  • Content knowledge across Employment Law responsibilities outlined above.
  • Ability to work closely with a wide range of personnel – both external and internal to Accenture – including frequent interaction with senior stakeholders and Leadership. 
  • Negotiation and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to influence and strong executive presence.
  • Able to present innovative, original solutions and to act as a strategic thinker.
  • Responsive and follows through on commitments
  • Strong time management, prioritization and organizational skills.
 
Requirements:
  • Ability to work flexibly, including from home.
  • Some (limited) travel required/possible.
About Accenture 
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com
 
Closing Date for Applications 31/03/2020
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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