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Senior Legal Officer – Children’s and Adult’s Social Care

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Job ID:

16499

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care, Children's Services, Litigation/Prosecutions

Location:

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer, Legal Executive
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

24.03.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Career Grade 9 to 11

£32,234.00 - £34,728.00 Grade 9 I £35,745.00 - £38,890.00 Grade 10 I £39,880.00 - £42,821.00 Grade 11

Reference: 228811

County Hall, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2QW

Are you looking for a varying legal role where you can help make a true difference to the lives of children, adults and families?
 
This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to handle an interesting and varied workload, to provide important and cost-effective legal advice and support, regarding wide ranging issues with significant consequences for the Social Care clients in the Council.
 
We need a Senior Legal Officer to support our Social Care services. We are looking for an ambitious individual, with detailed knowledge of law and practice relating to Children’s and Adult’s Social Care and Health (with a specific focus on Court of Protection applications) a relevant qualification (e.g. solicitor, barrister or legal executive) and the confidence to act autonomously in supporting all the relevant aspects of legal work.
 
The position of Senior Legal Officer – Children’s and Adult’s Social Care, offers an opportunity to lead on providing advice, assistance and representation on all matters relating to safeguarding children, adults and family support. This includes attendance at court, preparation of complex legal documentation, negotiation and research.
 
The post holder will be able to communicate effectively to establish productive relationships with a wide range of people, under potentially difficult and challenging circumstances, to ultimately improve outcomes for children, adults and their families.
 
As Senior Legal Officer – Children’s and Adult’s Social Care it’s also implicit that the post holder be able to work effectively under tight timescales, with excellent organisation skills, and the aptitude to deal with challenging situations when they arise. You will need to be a strong team player, flexible, enthusiastic and committed.   
 
You will be part of a committed and dynamic service striving at pace to provide better outcomes for children, adults and families, operating in an encouraging environment that will allow you to develop and achieve your career goals.
 
The post is offered with the opportunity to work remotely and on-site in the office at County Hall in Wakefield. The post holder may be required to attend other offices and Courts and/or Tribunals with differing frequencies.
 
Please note consideration will be given to all applications that meet the essential criteria, however, we are particularly interested in candidates who are able to demonstrate the essential criteria of Level 3 and desired criteria of Higher Courts experience and experience in advising on deprivation of liberty in the context of social care and support packages, within the job description and person specification.
 
Closing date: This vacancy is open ended.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. It is advisable to apply early to avoid disappointment as applications will be assessed on a regular basis.

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below
 
For an informal chat or further information please contact Brett Davies, In-House Advocate/Adult Care Team Manager on 07904 107910.
 
Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.
 
The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.
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Wakefield Council
West Yorkshire, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Senior Legal Officer – Children’s and Adult’s Social Care

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

16499

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care, Children's Services, Litigation/Prosecutions

Location:

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer, Legal Executive
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

24.03.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Career Grade 9 to 11

£32,234.00 - £34,728.00 Grade 9 I £35,745.00 - £38,890.00 Grade 10 I £39,880.00 - £42,821.00 Grade 11

Reference: 228811

County Hall, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2QW

Are you looking for a varying legal role where you can help make a true difference to the lives of children, adults and families?
 
This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to handle an interesting and varied workload, to provide important and cost-effective legal advice and support, regarding wide ranging issues with significant consequences for the Social Care clients in the Council.
 
We need a Senior Legal Officer to support our Social Care services. We are looking for an ambitious individual, with detailed knowledge of law and practice relating to Children’s and Adult’s Social Care and Health (with a specific focus on Court of Protection applications) a relevant qualification (e.g. solicitor, barrister or legal executive) and the confidence to act autonomously in supporting all the relevant aspects of legal work.
 
The position of Senior Legal Officer – Children’s and Adult’s Social Care, offers an opportunity to lead on providing advice, assistance and representation on all matters relating to safeguarding children, adults and family support. This includes attendance at court, preparation of complex legal documentation, negotiation and research.
 
The post holder will be able to communicate effectively to establish productive relationships with a wide range of people, under potentially difficult and challenging circumstances, to ultimately improve outcomes for children, adults and their families.
 
As Senior Legal Officer – Children’s and Adult’s Social Care it’s also implicit that the post holder be able to work effectively under tight timescales, with excellent organisation skills, and the aptitude to deal with challenging situations when they arise. You will need to be a strong team player, flexible, enthusiastic and committed.   
 
You will be part of a committed and dynamic service striving at pace to provide better outcomes for children, adults and families, operating in an encouraging environment that will allow you to develop and achieve your career goals.
 
The post is offered with the opportunity to work remotely and on-site in the office at County Hall in Wakefield. The post holder may be required to attend other offices and Courts and/or Tribunals with differing frequencies.
 
Please note consideration will be given to all applications that meet the essential criteria, however, we are particularly interested in candidates who are able to demonstrate the essential criteria of Level 3 and desired criteria of Higher Courts experience and experience in advising on deprivation of liberty in the context of social care and support packages, within the job description and person specification.
 
Closing date: This vacancy is open ended.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. It is advisable to apply early to avoid disappointment as applications will be assessed on a regular basis.

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below
 
For an informal chat or further information please contact Brett Davies, In-House Advocate/Adult Care Team Manager on 07904 107910.
 
Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.
 
The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.