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Solicitor – Children

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Job ID:

16593

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

31.03.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£47,830 - £50,784 (SM3) per annum

Role Overview
To provide the professional services of a solicitor to the Council and other bodies within the Directorate for Health and Well-being.

Key Responsibilities
  • To advise Council, Executive, Committees, Officers and Departments of the Council on legal matters primarily, but not exclusively, relating to all areas of Social Services and Education including attendance at evening meetings as requested.
  • Advocacy in contested and uncontested hearings in Court and when necessary instruction of Counsel at the Family Court, including the preparation and management of cases.
  • Drafting and settling of legal documentation with particular reference to Children’s Social Care.
  • Conduct of litigation with particular reference to Children’s Social Care and Education matters.
Key Requirements
To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:
  • Extensive experience of advising Social work clients and their managers.
  • Extensive post qualification experience in conducting child care proceedings.
  • Advocacy experience including Contested Hearings at Court.
  • Ability to advise competently in complex child care matters and to assimilate and advise upon evidential matters relating thereto.
About Us
Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs page.  

Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

Closing date: 25 April 2021

Shortlisting & Interview Dates: TBC.

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below
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Oldham Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom

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Oldham Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom
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Solicitor – Children

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Job ID:

16593

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

31.03.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£47,830 - £50,784 (SM3) per annum

Role Overview
To provide the professional services of a solicitor to the Council and other bodies within the Directorate for Health and Well-being.

Key Responsibilities
  • To advise Council, Executive, Committees, Officers and Departments of the Council on legal matters primarily, but not exclusively, relating to all areas of Social Services and Education including attendance at evening meetings as requested.
  • Advocacy in contested and uncontested hearings in Court and when necessary instruction of Counsel at the Family Court, including the preparation and management of cases.
  • Drafting and settling of legal documentation with particular reference to Children’s Social Care.
  • Conduct of litigation with particular reference to Children’s Social Care and Education matters.
Key Requirements
To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:
  • Extensive experience of advising Social work clients and their managers.
  • Extensive post qualification experience in conducting child care proceedings.
  • Advocacy experience including Contested Hearings at Court.
  • Ability to advise competently in complex child care matters and to assimilate and advise upon evidential matters relating thereto.
About Us
Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs page.  

Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

Closing date: 25 April 2021

Shortlisting & Interview Dates: TBC.

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