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Principal Solicitor (Social Services - Childcare)

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Job ID:

17395

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services, Litigation/Prosecutions, Management

Location:

Bedfordshire, East of England 

Role:

Principal/Head of Section, Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

09.06.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£55,099 - £58,091 a year

About the job
 
As the Principal Solicitor you’ll lead, motivate and direct the Social Services-Childcare Team within Legal Services, be able to deputise for the Head of Legal Services and a member of the Legal Services Management team.
 
You will be a qualified solicitor or barrister with excellent knowledge of the law and practice relating to child protection and related matters. You will have strong advocacy skills and a proven track record of advising and managing complex legal issues pertaining to children, including adoption and judicial review.
 
You’ll provide operational and strategic vision, strong leadership and support as a key management role, and be accountable within Legal Services for the effective delivery a high quality legal service particularly in relation to child care law and related matters. To be responsible for a team of highly experienced professional legal staff specialising in these areas of work.
 
You’ll assist with the provision of a comprehensive legal service to the Council, its Executive, its Committees and Sub‑Committees, and to Departments to be the Deputy Monitoring Officer for the Council, and a member of the Legal Services Management team.
 
It’s important that you contribute through the Legal Services Management Team to the overall management of the Division, and the achievement of its aims, objectives, statutory obligations and targets.
 
About you
 
This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.
 
You will be required to have substantial post qualification experience in child care work, including child care Advocacy.
 
Do you have a strong passion for Legal Services and can undertake complex legal work without supervision?

Are you able to undertake advocacy in complex cases in Courts and Tribunals?

Can you liaise with clients and team members in a confident and credible manner?

Are you either a Solicitor or Barrister that is qualified in England for over 8 years?

Do you have a thorough understanding of major legislation & policy issues affecting local government practice, particularly corporate governance?

Do you have working knowledge of Social Services Law, particularly child care law?

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

Closing date: 1 July 2021
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Luton Borough Council
Bedfordshire, East of England, United Kingdom

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Luton Borough Council
Bedfordshire, East of England, United Kingdom
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Principal Solicitor (Social Services - Childcare)

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Job ID:

17395

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services, Litigation/Prosecutions, Management

Location:

Bedfordshire, East of England 

Role:

Principal/Head of Section, Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

09.06.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£55,099 - £58,091 a year

About the job
 
As the Principal Solicitor you’ll lead, motivate and direct the Social Services-Childcare Team within Legal Services, be able to deputise for the Head of Legal Services and a member of the Legal Services Management team.
 
You will be a qualified solicitor or barrister with excellent knowledge of the law and practice relating to child protection and related matters. You will have strong advocacy skills and a proven track record of advising and managing complex legal issues pertaining to children, including adoption and judicial review.
 
You’ll provide operational and strategic vision, strong leadership and support as a key management role, and be accountable within Legal Services for the effective delivery a high quality legal service particularly in relation to child care law and related matters. To be responsible for a team of highly experienced professional legal staff specialising in these areas of work.
 
You’ll assist with the provision of a comprehensive legal service to the Council, its Executive, its Committees and Sub‑Committees, and to Departments to be the Deputy Monitoring Officer for the Council, and a member of the Legal Services Management team.
 
It’s important that you contribute through the Legal Services Management Team to the overall management of the Division, and the achievement of its aims, objectives, statutory obligations and targets.
 
About you
 
This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.
 
You will be required to have substantial post qualification experience in child care work, including child care Advocacy.
 
Do you have a strong passion for Legal Services and can undertake complex legal work without supervision?

Are you able to undertake advocacy in complex cases in Courts and Tribunals?

Can you liaise with clients and team members in a confident and credible manner?

Are you either a Solicitor or Barrister that is qualified in England for over 8 years?

Do you have a thorough understanding of major legislation & policy issues affecting local government practice, particularly corporate governance?

Do you have working knowledge of Social Services Law, particularly child care law?

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

Closing date: 1 July 2021