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Qualified Lawyer (Child Care)

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Job ID:

11864

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Leicester, East Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time, Permanent Part-Time

Posted:

18.11.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

LCC00040
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Job Description:

Salary: £38,813 to £41,675 per annum plus a New Starter Allowance of £4,000*

Hours: Full Time - 37 hours per week, flexible and part-time working will be considered

About the job
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, motivated and forward-thinking legal service. You will be working within a friendly and supportive team environment where your professional development will be nurtured and appreciated. You will be working on some of the most sensitive and challenging, yet the most rewarding of cases, supporting our social care clients in achieving the best outcomes for children within Leicester City.

We offer flexible working (inclusive of home working) with dedicated legal support, promoting a healthy work life balance. This is your chance to make a difference and join an expanding team of friendly and experienced lawyers. We thank you for your interest in this role and look forward to hearing from you.

You will
  • Provide legal advice and representation to the Council on matters relating to child protection.
  • Manage a reasonable caseload of public law child care and pre-proceedings cases and be willing to work as part of a team.
  • Be willing to conduct your own advocacy by representing the Local Authority at Court hearings and provide tailored legal advice to council officers.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of less experienced staff

Requirements of post
You will be Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive entitled to practice. As a great communicator you must be able to demonstrate an excellent oral and written communication skills as well as demonstrable skills and strengths in negotiation, drafting, persuading and influencing.

You will be required to demonstrate advocacy skills and a willingness to undertake advocacy. To succeed in this role you will have recent in-depth knowledge and post qualification experience in Child Care litigation.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check

For an informal discussion please contact Fiona Gingell, Principal Lawyer (Social Care & Safeguarding) on 0116 454 1465.

What we can offer you
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

For this particular role, we are looking for CV’s and supporting statements only.

Should you wish to apply for this position, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

You will only need to complete the required fields on the form – personal information & equalities questionnaire.

Please ensure you attach your CV and Supporting Statement identifying how you meet the person specification.

Please note that applications which are not accompanied by either of these will not be considered.

Closing date: 31st January, 2020
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Leicester City Council
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom

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Leicester City Council
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Qualified Lawyer (Child Care)

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Job ID:

11864

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Leicester, East Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time, Permanent Part-Time

Posted:

18.11.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

LCC00040
col-wide   

Job Description:

Salary: £38,813 to £41,675 per annum plus a New Starter Allowance of £4,000*

Hours: Full Time - 37 hours per week, flexible and part-time working will be considered

About the job
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, motivated and forward-thinking legal service. You will be working within a friendly and supportive team environment where your professional development will be nurtured and appreciated. You will be working on some of the most sensitive and challenging, yet the most rewarding of cases, supporting our social care clients in achieving the best outcomes for children within Leicester City.

We offer flexible working (inclusive of home working) with dedicated legal support, promoting a healthy work life balance. This is your chance to make a difference and join an expanding team of friendly and experienced lawyers. We thank you for your interest in this role and look forward to hearing from you.

You will
  • Provide legal advice and representation to the Council on matters relating to child protection.
  • Manage a reasonable caseload of public law child care and pre-proceedings cases and be willing to work as part of a team.
  • Be willing to conduct your own advocacy by representing the Local Authority at Court hearings and provide tailored legal advice to council officers.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of less experienced staff

Requirements of post
You will be Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive entitled to practice. As a great communicator you must be able to demonstrate an excellent oral and written communication skills as well as demonstrable skills and strengths in negotiation, drafting, persuading and influencing.

You will be required to demonstrate advocacy skills and a willingness to undertake advocacy. To succeed in this role you will have recent in-depth knowledge and post qualification experience in Child Care litigation.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check

For an informal discussion please contact Fiona Gingell, Principal Lawyer (Social Care & Safeguarding) on 0116 454 1465.

What we can offer you
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

For this particular role, we are looking for CV’s and supporting statements only.

Should you wish to apply for this position, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

You will only need to complete the required fields on the form – personal information & equalities questionnaire.

Please ensure you attach your CV and Supporting Statement identifying how you meet the person specification.

Please note that applications which are not accompanied by either of these will not be considered.

Closing date: 31st January, 2020