Position: Dispute Resolution Solicitor
Salary: GBP33500 - GBP50300 per annum + Performance related bonus
Ref: 540881_1658834431
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 26/07/2022
Expiry Date: 23/08/2022
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

About the Role

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £33,500 - £50,300 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

- Supporting all the business areas within the SSE Group, dealing with a wide variety of disputes under supervision.

- Generating procedures and processes to assist certain business areas in dealing with disputes and identifying risks.

- Working as part of a growing, ambitious Disputes Team which comprises of General Litigation, Construction and Claims across both Scotland and England.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- 0-3 years PQE.

- Relevant experience within dispute resolution (general litigation, property disputes, commercial disputes, personal injury, debt recovery) as well as good working knowledge of court processes and procedures.

- Ability to confidently manage a varied workload.

- Strong negotiation and drafting skills, including drafting court papers (claims, defences, witness statements etc).

- Excellent communication skills, providing clear, practical and commercially sound advice to all business areas within the SSE Group.

- Ability to build strong working relations with clients, external legal counsel and the wider legal team.

About our Business

Our in-house SSE Legal function operates across the SSE Group to ensure business actions and behaviours are aligned to business priorities, are legally sound, and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, responsibility and ethical behaviour. We identify and rationalise legal risk, providing advice on both regulatory and statutory obligations, all whilst helping the business to achieve their strategic goals.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Kimberlee on / 01738 341523.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

Job Benefits:

Performance related bonus