Senior Associate Solicitor

Senior Associate Solicitor

Job Title: Senior Associate Solicitor – Employment at Thrive Law

Location: Leeds/London, (Hybrid) UK

About Thrive Law
Are you ready to redefine what it means to be an employment lawyer?

Do you believe everybody should be enabled to thrive in the workplace?

Join Thrive Law, a progressive, thought-leading, multi-award-winning law firm deeply committed to transforming the workplace into an environment where diversity, inclusion, and well-being aren't just valued—they're the foundation of our practice.

Under the inspiring leadership of our Founder & Managing Partner, Jodie Hill, Thrive Law transcends traditional legal practice. We're dedicated to fostering a positive shift in the legal sector, propelled by Jodie's personal journey and her ground-breaking work in mental health advocacy within the legal profession. Our ethos is clear: innovation powered by empathy and boldness.

This opportunity is for those who place Diversity & Inclusion at the forefront of business agendas and are eager to join a firm where well-being is part of our DNA.

Do NOT Apply If:
• Your focus is solely on billable hours rather than making a significant impact.

• The foundational values of Thrive Law don’t resonate with you.

• You prefer working in isolation, away from a collaborative team environment.

• You view EDI and well-being initiatives as mere formalities rather than essential practices.

DO Apply If:
• You’re an adept employment litigator seeking smarter innovative ways to work.

• You’re drawn to a founder-led firm that’s a trailblazer in the legal profession.

• You thrive in dynamic settings and are capable of leading and managing a hybrid team.

• Your passion extends to litigation, training, EDI, well-being, and embracing the occasional team karaoke!

What’s On Offer?
• A chance to be part of an award-winning team with a real emphasis on workplace diversity, inclusion, mental health, and well-being.

• A truly flexible working environment that champions productivity and meeting the needs of our clients and business.

• A competitive salary reflective of your experience and the unique value you bring.

• No billable hours target, with bonuses based on performance and behaviours.

• Scope for progression to a Partner role.

• 30 days’ holiday including bank holidays.

• Thrive’s ‘Making a Difference’ Awards – A chance to win more holiday or vouchers every month.

• Wellbeing days paid – 2 per year.

• Training and development – We are a people focussed firm; we invest in our people and watch them “thrive”.

• An invitation to contribute creatively to marketing, business development, and the wide array of services we offer, reinforcing our commitment to valuing diverse perspectives and team involvement.

The Role:
In your pivotal role at Thrive Law, you will become an integral member of our dynamic growing team, engaging in both contentious and non-contentious legal matters. This diverse work spectrum spans advisory HR services and Employment Tribunal representation for both claimants and respondents. Directly reporting to our Managing Partner, Jodie Hill, you'll gain invaluable insights from senior partners and also mentor less experienced team members, fostering a culture of learning and leadership within our firm.

This position is ideally suited to someone with over 5 years of post-qualification experience (PQE). However, we are open to considering candidates who can showcase the requisite skills and experience for the role. Our varied client base includes SMEs, national corporations, charitable organisations, educational institutions, company directors, high-net-worth individuals, employees, and union members, necessitating effective communication across all client levels.

Given Thrive Law's commitment to mental health, wellbeing, neurodiversity, and a robust focus on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), an understanding of mental health issues and disability discrimination is crucial. You'll be expected to be well-versed in proactive ED&I strategies and initiatives. Additionally, your role will extend to active engagement in the firm’s marketing endeavours, content creation for articles, public relations efforts, business development activities, and leveraging social media and networking platforms to enhance our brand presence and outreach.

What do we require from our people?
• First and foremost, alignment with Thrive Law's values and a commitment to exemplary workplace culture. We are not like most law firms and that is no accident!

• The desire to significantly impact clients, colleagues, and the legal profession.

• Awareness of mental health issues in the employment lifecycle and a commitment to creating inclusive, barrier-free workplaces.

• First class client service levels.

• Flexibility. Whilst remote and flexible working is offered and encouraged, you will be expected to attend our Head Office in Leeds on occasion, especially for key meetings and events.

• If you are not passionate about the values on which Thrive was founded, this is not the firm for you.

What’s desirable?
• Experience in Business Development, Marketing, and Compliance.

• Knowledge in advising clients within specific sectors like education, charity, retail, or health & well-being.

• An existing client base is advantageous.

What do our clients say?
“Thrive’s positive and welcoming culture is infectious and I’m proud to be working with them.”

“We can honestly say this is a company that very much has the hearts (and minds) of clients at the top of their priority rather than the fiscal driven priorities of most law firms, the advice we have received has been outstanding, we now consider a proactive rather than reactive approach to our employees’ and approach the wellbeing of our staff with more consideration than ever before.”

Still Interested?
Please apply via the Thrive Law 'careers' website. You will be required to upload the following:
• A covering letter, to include but not limited to, your up-to-date LinkedIn profile, why you are attracted to the role, and the relevant experience you can bring to the role.
• Your up to date C.V.

Thrive Law are a proudly diverse and inclusive team and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. We have capacity for a full-time role but will consider part-time/flexible applications. Please make this clear when contacting us along with any adjustments you may need to the application process or interview.

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