• Manager - Employment Law

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
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    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Discovery is the global leader in real life entertainment, serving passionate fans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains.


    Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens and services, from linear, free-to-air and pay–TV channels to digital products and streaming services, to social and mobile-first content and formats. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America.


    Discovery is also the owner of Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and it also holds the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympic Games across Europe. 


    We are looking for an additional employment lawyer in our London office to join our global team of 7 employment lawyers, currently based in the US, London, France and Poland.  




    UK qualified employment lawyer to provide general employment legal /people regulatory advice and support across the UK, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions under the general direction of the Vice President, Legal.

    Working within and closely supporting HR client groups and business stakeholders. 

    To advise on UK matters and project management of international/multi-jurisdictional matters day to day with some supervision. To manage local counsel and provide practical advice to clients.


    • Provision of UK legal advice
    • Management and practical application of international laws across the organization
    • Drafting/negotiation of standard employment documentation
    • Corporate support (M &A /JVs/multi country projects/Tokyo 2020/TUPE/ commercial contract support)
    • Employee data protection and immigration
    • Day to day queries and employee relations support


    • Solid UK employment law experience and qualifications essential
    • Clear, concise and practical communicator (oral and written)
    • Organised and ability to juggle priorities in a fast-paced environment
    • Experience as junior solicitor /equivalent within the employment law team of a law firm or in-house desired
    • Exposure to international employment laws an advantage 


    • Professional and calm under pressure
    • Commercial acumen and grasps concepts quickly
    • Inclusive behaviour – ensuring all key stakeholders are kept in the loop. 
    • Proactively moving matters on and juggling competing
    • Confident and ability to interact and communicate with clients across different cultures
    • Team player – flexible and hands-on approach


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