Professional Support Lawyer - Global Employment


Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Reporting to our Head of Global Employment Law, you will help in the development and delivery of improved process and strategy for the consistent management of employment law issues globally.


Reporting to the Head of Global Employment Law your day to day duties will include:
  • Building strong relationships with Dyson’s global HR and business client groups in particular those in the EMEA, Americas and APAC 
  • Assisting the Head of Global Employment Law in developing and delivering process and strategy for the consistent management of employment law issues
  • Proactively identifying opportunities for growth, leveraging best practice and insight from within the legal environment
  • Maintaining an up to date and comprehensive knowledge of developments in your areas of law, and supporting with the dissemination of that information to peers and the business accordingly
  • Providing input into the global Employment Law Team plan for issues affecting employment matters and owning the implementation of the relevant parts of the team plan
  • Creating and curating enterprise-facing precedents such as the global employee handbook and template employment contracts
  • Creating and curating HR template materials such as invitation letters, process flows and guidance materials
  • Creating and curating precedent materials for the global Employment Law Team such as settlement agreements, risk assessments and contingent worker agreements
  • Project managing the sourcing and collating of external legal advice across the 28 (and growing) jurisdictions in which Dyson has an employee presence in connection with the above
  • Working with HR and business leaders to project manage the roll out and implementation of enterprise-facing materials
  • Designing, preparing/procuring and delivering training to HR and management teams around the world
  • Designing and developing knowledge management strategies for the global Employment Law Team and HR community
  • Collating and analysing global employment law data and trends to proactively identify issues and propose mitigation strategies
  • You will also be given plenty of opportunity to keep your hand in with the provision of front line employment law advice, assisting the wider Employment Law Team with project work, litigation and day to day advisory activity


Whenever you advise, you will: 
  • Provide commercial and pragmatic expert advice 
  • Find solutions for the business which are legally compliant
  • Manage risk in accordance with Dyson’s approval processes 
  • Ensure that your knowledge is up to date 
  • Support with precedent creation and maintenance 

Stakeholder ManagementWhatever your interactions, you will:
  • Be clear and timely in your communications 
  • Focus on relationship building, to reach trusted adviser status 
  • Act as a partner and take joint ownership of the issues facing stakeholders  
  • Challenge with confidence and gravitas 
  • Focus on output and delivery
  • Provide training and supporting materials where required

Team RelationshipsWhatever your role, which may involve the management of others, you will:
  • Manage yourself and how you respond to others effectively and appropriately 
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a minimum level of supervision 
  • Make a wider contribution, and be prepared to support others in team, as well as supporting or leading on things outside of your core role 
  • Support in the development and delivery of the One Team strategy  
  • Support your manager and take ownership of the team’s success 
  • Play your part in owning and delivering the team plan 

BehavioursWhatever you are doing and whoever you are working with, you will:
  • Be positive 
  • Demonstrate hunger and passion for your role 
  • Act ethically
  • Be proactive
  • Have an appetite to learn and develop
  • Coach and be coachable


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 19 October 2018