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Associate Legal Counsel, Employment Law


We are looking for a UK qualified employment lawyer to provide practical and solution-oriented legal advice to Gartner’s HR and business teams on employment law matters in the UK and across EMEA. The position will report to the VP of Employment Counsel based in London and be part of a collaborative global employment legal team.

What you’ll do

Support the HR organisation throughout the full life cycle of the employment relationship in navigating and managing risk effectively, including:

  • Advise on day-to-day employment matters including recruiting, grievance and disciplinary issues, misconduct, performance management, anti-harassment and discrimination, sickness absence, dismissals, non-competes and compensation and benefits.

  • Draft and update employee-related templates including employment contracts, settlement agreements, policies and handbooks.

  • Advise the Employee Relations team on investigations related to employee complaints and workplace concerns.

  • Manage litigation and risk across the region in partnership with external counsel.

  • Monitor legal developments relevant to Gartner and its workforce, conduct legal research and assist with knowledge sharing and internal training on HR topics

  • Participate in HR projects including pay reporting, working time management, DEI initiatives and compliance matters.

  • Help to build best practices, precedents and enablement for internal HR team members.

What you’ll need

  • Qualified solicitor in England and Wales with 1-3 years post-qualification experience in employment law gained either in private practice or a corporate environment.

  • Exposure to some international project work would be an advantage but not essential.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with legal team members, senior leaders, HR Partners, and other business unit partners.

  • Ability to communicate practical, clear and concise legal advice to a wide variety of internal stakeholders.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, exercise good judgement and take ownership of issues to their successful conclusion.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, prioritise effectively with excellent time management.

  • Growth mindset and drive for continuous improvement.

  • Excellent written skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent negotiation skills, analytical mindset with exemplary interpersonal skills

What we offer:
In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner associates enjoy
exceptional compensation and benefits, including:

  • An upbeat, positive culture. Integrity, objectivity, collaboration, results and a no-limits mindset are central to our values

  • Limitless growth. We work with you to help you meet your goals and advance within the company

  • Encouragement to be innovative and challenge status quo

  • Exposure to industry-leading training and development

  • Performance-based recognition and rewards-

  • Ability to work flexibly from home


Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a diversity of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

The policy of Gartner is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Gartner is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Company’s career webpage as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling Human Resources at +1 (203) 964-0096 or by sending an email to .

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