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Media.Monks is on the lookout for a highly motivated Legal Counsel to join the Global Employment Team and help with the day-to-day legal employment matters for our offices in EMEA. This position will report to the Head of Employment Legal EMEA and will work closely with the People team to advise on a wide range of employment matters. 


Your responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and practical day-to-day advice to the People team and other internal business partners on various employment topics in EMEA (with the assistance of external counsels where relevant), currently for France, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. 
  • Serve as a central point of contact for the People team and other internal business partners for all pre-litigation employment-related disputes
  • Manage employment litigation matters in EMEA, including case strategy and communications with external counsel and internal stakeholders 
  • Draft, review and update employment related documents (employment agreements, settlement agreements, offer letters, policies etc.)
  • Develop and provide necessary training and presentations to the People team and other internal stakeholders to ensure compliance with all applicable employment laws
  • Monitor employment law developments, trends and best practices and provide guidance to internal stakeholders
  • Liaise with and manage external counsel
  • Support and partner with other legal teams and internal stakeholders to drive strategic initiatives and execute improvement


About you:

  • Master of Laws degree of a university in the UK (UK law), preferably in employment/ labor law
  • 3-5 years of experience in the field of employment law, preferably in-house experience 
  • Have thorough knowledge of UK employment law
  • Experience in high-paced environment
  • Fluent in English on a professional level (both spoken and written)
  • Demonstrate a collaborative way of working and a strong ability to build relationships and partner with colleagues on a global scale
  • Excellent in communication, practical and solution-oriented
  • Demonstrate to be proactive, accurate and work independently


About Media.Monks:

Media.Monks is the purely digital operating brand of S4Capital plc that connects 8,600+ digital natives across one global team. We are united by a mission to shift industries forward and pave the path towards ambitious outcomes so our clients and our people can realize their full potential for growth. Our unified model combines solutions in media, data, social, platforms, studio, experience, brand and technology services to help our clients continuously reinvent themselves throughout increasingly rapid cycles of disruption. Our efforts to shape culture, build innovative technologies and unlock the future of growth have earned recognition from numerous esteemed panels: we maintain a constant presence on Adweek’s Fastest Growing lists (2019-22), regular recognition at Cannes Lions, inclusion in AdExchanger’s Programmatic Power Players (2020-23), the title of Webby Production Company of the Year (2021-23), a record number of FWAs, and have earned a spot on Newsweek’s Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplaces 2023. Together, these achievements solidify our experience in digital innovation, excellence in craft, and commitment to personal growth.

While we continue to grow our teams, please be mindful of fraudulent job postings and recruiting activities that may use our company name and information. Please be mindful to protect your personal information, especially your national identification number, and bank account information during a recruiting process. While Media.Monks may reach out to potential candidates via LinkedIn, we will always ask applicants to apply through our website ( and will never ask for payment or bank account information during the recruitment process.

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