Senior Employment Counsel, EMEA

Senior Employment Counsel, EMEA

Airbnb

Dublin, Ireland

Job Overview

We are looking for a bright, talented employment lawyer who is passionate about Airbnb, travel and building a 21st Century company. Based in our Dublin office you will be our sole employment lawyer for EMEA, a key member of our EMEA legal team and report to our Associate General Counsel, Dublin.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide effective, business-focused, day-to-day advice to various internal stakeholders in EMEA, including our Talent team, Employee relations, Recruiting, Reward, Data Protection team, Contingent workforce team, Mobility, Country managers and Country lawyers on a broad range of issues relating to employment law across the region.
  • Deliver clear practical advice that enables our business partners to achieve their objectives while mitigating legal risk and keeping the interests of all stakeholders (community, at the forefront).
  • Effectively collaborate with colleagues around the world including team San Francisco and the rest of EMEA where necessary.
  • Advice covers: Immigration, investigations, disciplinaries, recruitment, contingent workforce/employee misclassification, outsourcing/M&A support, gender pay reporting, terminations, reorganisations, diversity and belonging initiatives, GDPR, collective issues, contractual issues, whistleblowing, operational support, executive contracts, litigation.
  • Proactively work to draft, review and revise internal processes, policies and workflows.
  • Work closely with outside counsel where appropriate and supervise the provision of cost-effective, business-orientated legal advice.
  • Keep up-to-date on relevant laws impacting employee issues affecting Airbnb’s businesses to ensure an ongoing ability to provide excellent legal advice.
  • European travel and some travel to the US required.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 6+ PQE with relevant employment law experience in a law firm, government agency, and/or in-house legal department.
  • Degree in Law with strong academic record and/or demonstrated record of success as a lawyer.
  • Experience of advising on employment law issues across EMEA is a huge plus.
  • Qualified in Ireland, the UK or another EU law jurisdiction.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is a must. Fluency in one or more additional languages is a plus.

Capabilities

  • Empathetic and ethical approach, good judgment, well-honed organizational and analytical skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and a keen sense of humor as well as of justice.
  • Intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity and risk, and excited by dynamic change.
  • Comfortable and confident working on sensitive issues.
  • Strong ability to inspire trust, forge relationships quickly, and earn the confidence and cooperation of business.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously
  • Comfortable working largely unsupervised and confident to prioritize/de-prioritize competing tasks and stakeholders in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Desire to progress professionally in a fast moving organisation.
  • Direct client counseling experience.

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