Legal Counsel Labor Law (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We are bringing urban air mobility to life by introducing our air taxis and drones as an electric addition to current transportation options in megacities worldwide. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011, we performed the first-ever crewed flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopters (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, you will be responsible for providing support to our P&O team in all legal employment matters across all Volocopter office locations, from Bruchsal to Singapore. The primary purpose of this role is to provide the HR function, Partners, and Business Teams with legally compliant and innovative employee relations advice, solutions, and processes.

You will be the primary legal point of contact for People & Organization teams and work on a broad range of employment labor law-related issues. Your holistic business view and relationship-building skills will help you to identify needs quickly. Your operational experience will then enable you to translate them into pragmatic, yet legally solid solutions.

You embrace facts and data and know how to obtain them. You communicate in an inspiring and engaging way, supporting the personal and professional growth of employees and the company itself:

  • Supporting the People & Organization teams and other internal stakeholders on a broad range of employment labor law related issues in a broad range of legislations (focus on Germany and EU countries and Singapore)
  • Mitigate employment-related risk through consistent and standardized employee contracting, processes, effective employee conversations, and decision-making
  • Advise all departments areas of the company on labor employment law-related issues, including performance management matters, employment law claims, hiring, performance reviews and terminations
  • Handling and resolving employment-related disputes and escalations

Check in your professional skills:

  • Qualified lawyer with a minimum of 2 to 3 years of relevant experience working as an employment lawyer, legal counselor in a legal support function within HR
  • Knowledge of German individual and collective labor law
  • German labor law experience is a must, European preferred, international a strong plus
  • Experience managing and resolving complex employment-related issues, maintaining an in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance

Preferred skills:

  • Beyond your legal expertise, we’re looking for people who can see the bigger picture and drive innovation across our People & Organization strategy
  • Like all of us at Volocopter, you want to change the world and get things done
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including excellent business English written and spoken (German is ideal)
  • Experience in aviation/engineering or a heavily regulated/technical field with a fast-paced environment will be an added advantage
  • You roll up your sleeves and get what needs doing done

The expected job location for the Legal Counsel shall be our Headquarters in Bruchsal. Volocopter does offer flexible mobile working options, comprising the combination between within-Germany remote work and office​ presence. As per the nature of the job, the ideal candidate would have the flexibility to come to the office when it would be business needed. 

Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners 
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch 
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive salary package

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.


Legal Counsel Labor Law (m/f/d)

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