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Senior Legal Counsel - Employment


Singapore - St James Power Station Headquarters

About us

Dyson is a pioneering global technology company. We are all about better ideas and new technologies. We believe everything could be better.

At Dyson, we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention, and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical, and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.

Our energy, determination, and success mean that our business continues to grow at a remarkable pace. We explore new opportunities wherever we find them and we’re investing heavily in our products, our people, and our infrastructure to ensure that we remain ahead of our competitors and deliver the quality that our customers have come to expect from Dyson.

About the role

The Senior Legal Counsel – Employment will have responsibility for the following activities: ​

  • Working with the Head of Global Employment Law and members of the wider Employment Law Team (“ELT”) to support on global employment law projects, including re-organisations and other cross border projects, as well as the production and maintenance of template and precedent documents for use across Dyson’s business globally;
  • Delivery of day-to-day employment law advice relating to Dyson’s Group and RDDOQ populations (primarily based in the UK and SEA);
  • Providing expert, ethical and pragmatic advice on a wide range of employee relations matters;
  • Assisting the Head of Global Employment Law in the delivery/implementation of strategic projects and tech solutions aimed at streamlining and improving the way employment law services are provided to Dyson’s global business;
  • Collaborating with members of the global Legal (including Senior Employment Legal Counsels in EMEA, APAC, Greater China and the Americas) and HR and ER teams to ensure a joined up and collaborative approach to delivering employment law services;
  • Managing external counsel where appropriate, ensuring compliance with Dyson’s panel and cost management processes;
  • Managing the Employment Law Team’s monthly reporting;
  • Proactively identifying emerging legal risk areas and working with stakeholders across Dyson Legal and the business to implement innovative strategies to mitigate those risks;
  • Collaborating with other members of Dyson Legal in the provision of legal services to the business, including working with colleagues globally on multi-jurisdictional projects; and
  • Facilitating the delivery of legal training to the business.


About you

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of employment law experience, prior in-house experience is strongly preferred.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be fluent in English (verbally and in writing);
  • Have a sound understanding of all aspects of employment law and an ability to apply that knowledge pragmatically in a commercial environment;
  • Have project management experience;
  • Have experience in working on multi-jurisdictional matters – particularly in South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines); 
  • Have experience in managing external legal counsel;
  • Have an interest in designing and implementing new ways of delivering legal services (including the use, where appropriate, of legal tech);
  • Have good awareness of the role of the legal function in a global business; 
  • Be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment;
  • Have the ability to deal with issues outside the candidate’s experience and to learn quickly;
  • Have the confidence and gravitas to challenge decisions and actions when required; and
  • Be a skilled communicator, and with a proven record of being able to quickly build effective and trusted relationships with stakeholders at all levels of an organisation. 

Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development, and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices, and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition. #LI-DYSON

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.