Litigation and Employment Solicitor

January 7, 2023

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£39,750 – £47,000

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Glasgow – Bothwell Street

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Job summary

Student Loans Company is a non-profit making Government-owned organisation to provide loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK. Since 1989, we have enabled our customers to invest in their futures by delivering secure, accurate and efficient assessment, payment and repayment services.

Job description

SLC have a fantastic opportunity for a Litigation and Employment Solicitor to join our busy Legal Services Department based at our Glasgow, Bothwell Street office on a permanent basis.

The Legal Services department supports all areas of the Student Loans Company Limited (“SLC”). The range and nature of support which can be sought encompasses all matters which require legal advice. By way of example, this includes providing advice in relation commercial contracts and procurement, contracts of employment and general employment law advice, product terms and conditions, interpretation of legislation and policy, freedom of information requests as well as complaints, appeals and litigation.

Following a departmental expansion and re-structure, Legal Services are recruiting to expand the team to meet the needs of the business. Reporting to the Senior Solicitor, the Litigation and Employment Solicitor will be expected to have a particular area of subject matter expertise, they will also be required to provide legal advice on the full suite of legal matters applicable to SLC, both strategic and operational, under the direction of the Company Secretary, thus helping to ensure that SLC operates within its regulatory framework and meets its statutory obligations.

SLC offer a Blend working model which will typically be 2 days in the office and 3 days from home.

Person specification

  • the successful candidate will hold a degree in Scots Law, a Diploma in Legal Practice and a valid Scottish practising certificate (or the English equivalents)(dual qualification in England & Wales is desirable, not essential);
  • be able to evidence litigation experience and/or experience of employment law and Employment Tribunals;
  • be able to work autonomously and/or in accordance with instructions;
  • be able to work under pressure and in accordance with tight timescales;
  • appreciate the requirements of working with confidential information;
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills which can be tailored as appropriate to reflect the skill set of the recipient;
  • excellent attention to detail and be able to interpret information and summarise it succinctly;
  • have sound awareness of issues in a technology driven business;
  • have well developed communication, presentation and interpersonal skills and able to offer clear and concise expert advice to the Board and Senior Management; and
  • have the ability to solve complex legal problems in a pragmatic and commercially focussed manner.


In addition to salary we offer a range of benefits from which you can choose to add to your total package.
Here are just some examples from a list of many:

  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays
  • Option to buy/sell annual leave
  • Flexi-time and flexible working options available
  • Option to join the Civil Service pension scheme
  • Life insurance cover for 4 x annual salary
  • Enhanced company sick pay and family leave including maternity, paternity and adoption
  • Contributory lifestyle benefit options including discounts at hundreds of retailers, cycle to work scheme, access to the Civil Service Sports and Leisure Club for discounted gym memberships, and an optional dental insurance scheme

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Selection process details

Successful candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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