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Childcare Solicitor

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Job ID:

19375

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services, Litigation

Location:

Hampshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

18.11.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£35,744 - £48,874 Per Annum

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

The role is within the Legal Service based in the Civic Offices however flexible working will be considered and remote working is currently in place. You will be working with a well respected team within the Combined Court Centre in Portsmouth. You will work with our team of childcare lawyers to provide legal services to the Children’s Social Care department. You can expect considerable autonomy as you take on your own caseload and work as part of an in-house team. You will advise on all aspects of childcare, you will conduct negotiations, execute agreements and documents and co-ordinate court proceedings. You may also be asked to enhance your skills base to include other litigation as determined by the Head of Litigation, Housing and Regulation. An ability to work in a busy stable team with a clear structure of support and experience is available to you.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or legal executive with detailed knowledge and experience of Childcare law. You will have an ability and interest in advocacy, being able to deal with interim hearings and contested hearings if required to do so.

You will have an ability to provide urgent advice to Children Social Care and assist in determining plans for children within the city. You will have excellent communication and influencing skills as you will be dealing with people at all levels of the organisation and need to ensure your advice is understood and implemented to eradicate any unnecessary exposure.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staff's development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families, we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

Closing date: 1 December 2021

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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Portsmouth City Council
Hampshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Portsmouth City Council
Hampshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Childcare Solicitor

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Job ID:

19375

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services, Litigation

Location:

Hampshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

18.11.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£35,744 - £48,874 Per Annum

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

The role is within the Legal Service based in the Civic Offices however flexible working will be considered and remote working is currently in place. You will be working with a well respected team within the Combined Court Centre in Portsmouth. You will work with our team of childcare lawyers to provide legal services to the Children’s Social Care department. You can expect considerable autonomy as you take on your own caseload and work as part of an in-house team. You will advise on all aspects of childcare, you will conduct negotiations, execute agreements and documents and co-ordinate court proceedings. You may also be asked to enhance your skills base to include other litigation as determined by the Head of Litigation, Housing and Regulation. An ability to work in a busy stable team with a clear structure of support and experience is available to you.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or legal executive with detailed knowledge and experience of Childcare law. You will have an ability and interest in advocacy, being able to deal with interim hearings and contested hearings if required to do so.

You will have an ability to provide urgent advice to Children Social Care and assist in determining plans for children within the city. You will have excellent communication and influencing skills as you will be dealing with people at all levels of the organisation and need to ensure your advice is understood and implemented to eradicate any unnecessary exposure.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staff's development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families, we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

Closing date: 1 December 2021

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