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Solicitor in Childcare

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Job ID:

12766

Practice Area(s):

Children's 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:

£25,395 - £32,190

Working hours – 28 Hours (Days & Hours of work agreed with the successful candidate)

Contract type – Fixed Term until March 2021

About us
Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private & 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 currently have an exciting vacancy within our team to enable us to continue to build on our success & also bring new experience, knowledge & ideas into the team.

We have an opportunity for a qualified Solicitor to join the Council’s Children Services.

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

The main duties of the post will be providing clear & practical legal advice on child protection matters, drafting legal documents, providing advice & assistance in pre proceedings matters, conducting care applications, discharge of care/ conversion applications, placement order & adoption proceedings & undertaking advocacy within all levels of the single family court.

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

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

The Council also promotes flexible working initiatives for staff, to balance work and life commitments.

You will be required to provide duty cover on at least 1 day per week (usually a set day) between the hours of 9am - 5pm so as to provide advice to Children’s Services. We also offer the opportunity to work from home subject to the needs of the team.

About you
Your style & approach will reflect our values & behaviours: you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes; valuing & respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions & strive to getting things right first time & learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues & change what you do & 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 5.30pm operated on a Rota system. There may be some travelling to Sale Waterside within this role to meet with clients & 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/little supervision.

Closing date: 23 Feb 2020

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

For more information about the role please contact Wendy Jones or Emma Malpas on 01619124166/1836

About the benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal & professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work & grow in a people-centred & values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things at Trafford.
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Trafford Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom

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Trafford Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom
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Solicitor in Childcare

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

12766

Practice Area(s):

Children's 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:

£25,395 - £32,190

Working hours – 28 Hours (Days & Hours of work agreed with the successful candidate)

Contract type – Fixed Term until March 2021

About us
Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private & 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 currently have an exciting vacancy within our team to enable us to continue to build on our success & also bring new experience, knowledge & ideas into the team.

We have an opportunity for a qualified Solicitor to join the Council’s Children Services.

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

The main duties of the post will be providing clear & practical legal advice on child protection matters, drafting legal documents, providing advice & assistance in pre proceedings matters, conducting care applications, discharge of care/ conversion applications, placement order & adoption proceedings & undertaking advocacy within all levels of the single family court.

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

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

The Council also promotes flexible working initiatives for staff, to balance work and life commitments.

You will be required to provide duty cover on at least 1 day per week (usually a set day) between the hours of 9am - 5pm so as to provide advice to Children’s Services. We also offer the opportunity to work from home subject to the needs of the team.

About you
Your style & approach will reflect our values & behaviours: you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes; valuing & respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions & strive to getting things right first time & learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues & change what you do & 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 5.30pm operated on a Rota system. There may be some travelling to Sale Waterside within this role to meet with clients & 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/little supervision.

Closing date: 23 Feb 2020

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

For more information about the role please contact Wendy Jones or Emma Malpas on 01619124166/1836

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