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Childcare Solicitor

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Job ID:

12827

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Essex, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

11.02.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Salary: Negotiable

Contract Type: Interim

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

Essex Legal Services provides high quality, professional, legal advice across the Council and to increasing numbers of external clients; providing a client facing legal service which proactively embraces change and delights the customer.

You will be part of a specialist legal team providing high quality advice within many differing aspects of law across the Council. The successful candidate would be expected to give advice to Social Services under the Children Act 1989, attend court hearings and manage a caseload.

You will be responsible for delivering information, analysis and interpretation to clients to underpin effective decision making, meaningful performance management and meet statutory requirements; achieving good customer service and making a real and demonstrable difference to the delivery of Essex Legal Services' business and the business of our clients.

A qualified solicitor or barrister, and a member of the appropriate professional regulatory body. With significant commercial awareness to contribute to the development of new external streams of business and the ability to build excellent working relationships.

Service/Functional Accountabilities

 

* Responsible for providing timely and accurate legal advice across the Council and to external customers, including constructively challenging where appropriate to produce the best possible outcomes.
* Accountable for delivering outcomes against the business plan for legal services which supports and drives the Council's wider Organisation Strategy and vision.
* Act as a legal practitioner and advocate providing specialist advice, professional consultation and support to colleagues (where appropriate) within your team.
* Understand client needs and provide them with a service they value; driving the delivery of productivity and efficiency improvement.
* Support the development of current and future business opportunities, to promote the Essex Legal Services' vision to the external market.
* Build strong working relationships across the Council and external clients to ensure a quality advice service is provided to the customer.
* Delegated functions as detailed in the Council's constitution (and as amended from time to time).
* Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.
* Qualified solicitor/barrister/chartered legal executive registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board or CILEX and with specialist knowledge of child protection, adoption and public law relating to children.
* Evidence of continuing professional development, and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
* Experience of working within a legal setting in a, providing high-quality advice to a wide range of customers.
* Commercial awareness with sufficient professional credibility to maintain the existing client base.
* Proven track record of building strong working relationships across a large, complex organisation and with internal and external partners/stakeholders and clients. -
* Ability to provide clear advice on complex matters to both to both the client base and junior colleagues. - A strong focus on outcomes to achieve strategic objectives.

Closing Date: 9 Mar 2020

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.
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Essex County Council
Essex, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Essex County Council
Essex, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Childcare Solicitor

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

12827

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Essex, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

11.02.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Salary: Negotiable

Contract Type: Interim

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

Essex Legal Services provides high quality, professional, legal advice across the Council and to increasing numbers of external clients; providing a client facing legal service which proactively embraces change and delights the customer.

You will be part of a specialist legal team providing high quality advice within many differing aspects of law across the Council. The successful candidate would be expected to give advice to Social Services under the Children Act 1989, attend court hearings and manage a caseload.

You will be responsible for delivering information, analysis and interpretation to clients to underpin effective decision making, meaningful performance management and meet statutory requirements; achieving good customer service and making a real and demonstrable difference to the delivery of Essex Legal Services' business and the business of our clients.

A qualified solicitor or barrister, and a member of the appropriate professional regulatory body. With significant commercial awareness to contribute to the development of new external streams of business and the ability to build excellent working relationships.

Service/Functional Accountabilities

 

* Responsible for providing timely and accurate legal advice across the Council and to external customers, including constructively challenging where appropriate to produce the best possible outcomes.
* Accountable for delivering outcomes against the business plan for legal services which supports and drives the Council's wider Organisation Strategy and vision.
* Act as a legal practitioner and advocate providing specialist advice, professional consultation and support to colleagues (where appropriate) within your team.
* Understand client needs and provide them with a service they value; driving the delivery of productivity and efficiency improvement.
* Support the development of current and future business opportunities, to promote the Essex Legal Services' vision to the external market.
* Build strong working relationships across the Council and external clients to ensure a quality advice service is provided to the customer.
* Delegated functions as detailed in the Council's constitution (and as amended from time to time).
* Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.
* Qualified solicitor/barrister/chartered legal executive registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board or CILEX and with specialist knowledge of child protection, adoption and public law relating to children.
* Evidence of continuing professional development, and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
* Experience of working within a legal setting in a, providing high-quality advice to a wide range of customers.
* Commercial awareness with sufficient professional credibility to maintain the existing client base.
* Proven track record of building strong working relationships across a large, complex organisation and with internal and external partners/stakeholders and clients. -
* Ability to provide clear advice on complex matters to both to both the client base and junior colleagues. - A strong focus on outcomes to achieve strategic objectives.

Closing Date: 9 Mar 2020

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