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Qualified Lawyer (Social Care and Safeguarding - Childcare)

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Job ID:

14397

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care, Children's Services

Location:

Leicester, East Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

08.09.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Job reference: 1919

£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.

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, 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.

If the above sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

We have up to three roles available on a permanent basis, 37 hours per week, flexible and part-time working will be considered.

Please submit your CV and supporting statement referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements. To give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted, ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge where this is being measured by application form, identifying how you meet the person specification.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Fiona Gingell by email to Fiona.gingell@leicester.gov.uk

Closing date: 4 October 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, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Qualified Lawyer (Social Care and Safeguarding - Childcare)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

14397

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care, Children's Services

Location:

Leicester, East Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

08.09.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Job reference: 1919

£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.

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, 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.

If the above sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

We have up to three roles available on a permanent basis, 37 hours per week, flexible and part-time working will be considered.

Please submit your CV and supporting statement referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements. To give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted, ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge where this is being measured by application form, identifying how you meet the person specification.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Fiona Gingell by email to Fiona.gingell@leicester.gov.uk

Closing date: 4 October 2020

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