The role will involve the provision of legal support in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region on the full range of employment law issues which impact on BlackRock’s business in EMEA. There are approximately 6,000 employees in the EMEA region. While the main focus will be on the UK, there are staff across 20 different jurisdictions in the EMEA region including Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy and Switzerland
- Assist team leader and legal colleagues with legal support to the HR team in the EMEA region.
- Working with the HR Employee Relations team and HR Business Partners to provide legal support and advice on employee relations matters including grievances, performance management matters, disciplinaries, flexible working applications, redundancies, mutual separation agreements, TUPE transfers, Tribunal claims, ACAS early conciliations, Employee DSARs etc.
- Working with the HR team and business on key business or regulatory projects – previous examples include Modern Slavery Act, SMCR, Brexit
- Planning and Gender Pay Gap reporting.
- Advising and inputting on both global and local HR Policies and initiatives.
- Working with the Recruitment Team on employment contracts and review of restrictive covenants for new hire candidates.
- Coverage of all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law work in the EMEA region.
- Working with the business and HR on transfers of staff and on the impact on staff of outsourcing, insourcing, new office openings and acquisition activities.
- Advising and working with the Reward team in respect of any legal input required on compensation and benefits matters including remuneration regulations.
- Working with legal colleagues in the US on stock award agreements and matters with a global remit such as diversity and inclusion initiatives.
- Clarifies tasks and requirements, organises time and manages workload to ensure deadlines are met.
- Strong academic record.
- Ability to gather information and analyse data.
- Solicitor / Lawyer qualified in England and Wales or other relevant jurisdiction(s).
- The ability to identify legal risk (even if little prior experience in the relevant area).
- Conduct training and education sessions where relevant for legal and non-legal members of BlackRock.
- Demonstrates a commercial outlook, is motivated and personable.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Develops constructive professional relationships across the firm and with external advisers.
- Persuasive and influential of internal client base in the provision of advice and manages internal client base’s expectations.
- Comprehensive relevant employment law experience (gained either in private practice or the in-house legal team of a financial services organisation).
- Develop and actively manage relationships with key internal stakeholders and external advisers.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: N/A