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Qualified Lawyer (Social Care and Safeguarding - Childcare)

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Job ID:

13434

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Leicester, East Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

02.06.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

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

** The New Starter Allowance will be payable on successful completion of the probation period and subject to terms and conditions of employment.

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, including some 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.

The role
Providing legal advice and representation to the Council on matters relating to child protection. You will manage a reasonable caseload of public law childcare and pre-proceedings matters, working collaboratively with the team to ensure best practice, including assisting in the supervision and training of less experienced staff. You will also conduct your own advocacy by representing the Local Authority at Court hearings and will provide tailored legal advice to council officers.

What you'll need
You will be a Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive entitled to practice. As a great communicator you must be able to demonstrate 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.

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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.

Closing Date: 21 June 2020

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below. 
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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 (Social Care and Safeguarding - Childcare)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

13434

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Leicester, East Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

02.06.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

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

** The New Starter Allowance will be payable on successful completion of the probation period and subject to terms and conditions of employment.

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, including some 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.

The role
Providing legal advice and representation to the Council on matters relating to child protection. You will manage a reasonable caseload of public law childcare and pre-proceedings matters, working collaboratively with the team to ensure best practice, including assisting in the supervision and training of less experienced staff. You will also conduct your own advocacy by representing the Local Authority at Court hearings and will provide tailored legal advice to council officers.

What you'll need
You will be a Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive entitled to practice. As a great communicator you must be able to demonstrate 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.

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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.

Closing Date: 21 June 2020

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