Employment Law Associate Director (AA/EE only) (Ref: HMELD)
Remuneration: R700,000 pa

Position in the Legal sector in Johannesburg - Gauteng
Posted On Wednesday 5 October 2022
Job Description:



This national firm provides a comprehensive range of commercial legal solutions.



The purpose of this role is to provide labour and employment law services to clients. In addition, the candidate will be expected to lead, grow and manage the employment law department.




·        Represent clients at the Labour Court, CCMA and Bargaining Councils

·        Drafting of opinions, employment contracts, policies, strategic correspondence, settlement agreements and disciplinary charge sheets

·        Dispute resolution counselling and conflict management

·        Due diligence investigations on all aspects of employment law

·        Conducting and providing advice to clients in respect of internal disciplinary hearings

·        Market and grow the labour department

·        Perform quality work and maintain solid relationships with clients to ensure that the firm continues to get work from clients

·        Delegate work to juniors to increase their professional skills

·        Train and develop CAs, associates and secretaries

·        Represent the firm internally and externally in negotiations, disputes, consultations and other proceedings that require labour legal representation

·        Monitor, analyze and report on associates and secretaries’ productivity and performance

·        Carry out such other tasks as may be assigned by partners of the firm

·        Coach associates on career advancement and skills development strategies

·        Collect fees from clients



·        LLB Degree

·        Admitted Attorney



·        10 years plus post admission experience (labour & employment law)

·        Rights to appear in court

·        Strong skills in drafting a variety of labour and employment law documents and communicating complex issues clearly and concisely

·        Ability to review under strict deadlines long and complex legal documents



·        Robust leadership and management skills

·        Extremely well organized with excellent follow through

·        Enthusiasm for the development of our professionals

·        Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

·        Entrepreneurial and self- motivated

·        Multi-task and effectively prioritize competing demands on time and attention

·        Flexibility to work outside regular business hours as required

·        Ability to work independently and capacity to work with other professionals including non-legal professionals

·        Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse environment


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Hanli Marais