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Solicitor in Adult Services

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Job ID:

12765

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Services

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Part Time

Posted:

10.02.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£19,726 - £25,005 Per Annum

21.75 Hours a week (Days and Hours of work agreed with the successful candidate)

Fixed Term until March 2021

About us
Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors are embarking on a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential. Our vision is working together to build the best future for all our communities and everyone in Trafford

We have an opportunity for a qualified Solicitor to join the Council’s Children, Families and Well-being Team.

The role will involve providing a comprehensive, cost effective, responsive and quality legal service in the field of health and social care within the Council and work as a solicitor as part of the Council’s in-house legal team in close cooperation with the Adult Social Care team. The post holder will take all appropriate steps to ensure that the Council meets its adult social care responsibilities and priorities.

The candidate will be able to manage a busy caseload, which will include dealing with matters in the following areas:

• Care Act 2014
• Mental capacity and best interests
• Court of Protection
• Deprivation of Liberty
• Judicial Review
• Ordinary residence
• Mental health
• Care charges and adult social care debt recovery

You will work closely with the Council’s Children, Families and Well-being service and other services as well as the legal services team and will therefore have good customer care and interpersonal skills, good communication and problem solving skills and will work well as part of a team and be flexible, enthusiastic and committed.

You will possess a “can do” approach. You’ll be skilled at drafting legal documentation, providing concise and clear advice, and carrying out legal research and analysis. Well-organised and adaptable, you may from time to time be asked to take on challenges outside your field of expertise.

About you
Your style and approach will reflect our values and behaviours: you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions and strive to getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.

Flexibility will be required to work outside core hours as the office is open from 7.00 am until 5.30 pm (operated on a Rota system. There may be some travelling to Sale Waterside within this role to meet with clients and attend meetings.

Whilst this post if advertised based on grading between 8-10, the demands of the service together with the fact that this is a short term contract, will require the successful candidate to be able to assume responsibility for a full caseload with minimal or little supervision.

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below. 

Closing Date: 23 Feb 2019

For more information, please contact Wendy Jones or Emma Malpas on 0161 912 4166/1836

About the benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mindfulness, mental health first aiders, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.

Trafford the place - Trafford continues to be one of the best places to live, in the country. According to statistics, the borough scores highly in terms of recycling, education, employment and crime reduction, and has a reputation of being one of the safest places to live.
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Trafford Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom

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Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom
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Solicitor in Adult Services

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Job ID:

12765

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Services

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Part Time

Posted:

10.02.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£19,726 - £25,005 Per Annum

21.75 Hours a week (Days and Hours of work agreed with the successful candidate)

Fixed Term until March 2021

About us
Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors are embarking on a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential. Our vision is working together to build the best future for all our communities and everyone in Trafford

We have an opportunity for a qualified Solicitor to join the Council’s Children, Families and Well-being Team.

The role will involve providing a comprehensive, cost effective, responsive and quality legal service in the field of health and social care within the Council and work as a solicitor as part of the Council’s in-house legal team in close cooperation with the Adult Social Care team. The post holder will take all appropriate steps to ensure that the Council meets its adult social care responsibilities and priorities.

The candidate will be able to manage a busy caseload, which will include dealing with matters in the following areas:

• Care Act 2014
• Mental capacity and best interests
• Court of Protection
• Deprivation of Liberty
• Judicial Review
• Ordinary residence
• Mental health
• Care charges and adult social care debt recovery

You will work closely with the Council’s Children, Families and Well-being service and other services as well as the legal services team and will therefore have good customer care and interpersonal skills, good communication and problem solving skills and will work well as part of a team and be flexible, enthusiastic and committed.

You will possess a “can do” approach. You’ll be skilled at drafting legal documentation, providing concise and clear advice, and carrying out legal research and analysis. Well-organised and adaptable, you may from time to time be asked to take on challenges outside your field of expertise.

About you
Your style and approach will reflect our values and behaviours: you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions and strive to getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.

Flexibility will be required to work outside core hours as the office is open from 7.00 am until 5.30 pm (operated on a Rota system. There may be some travelling to Sale Waterside within this role to meet with clients and attend meetings.

Whilst this post if advertised based on grading between 8-10, the demands of the service together with the fact that this is a short term contract, will require the successful candidate to be able to assume responsibility for a full caseload with minimal or little supervision.

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below. 

Closing Date: 23 Feb 2019

For more information, please contact Wendy Jones or Emma Malpas on 0161 912 4166/1836

About the benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mindfulness, mental health first aiders, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.

Trafford the place - Trafford continues to be one of the best places to live, in the country. According to statistics, the borough scores highly in terms of recycling, education, employment and crime reduction, and has a reputation of being one of the safest places to live.