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Senior Legal Assistant (Children's Social Care)

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Job ID:

21271

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Cornwall, South-West 

Role:

Legal Assistant or Paralegal
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

03.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£25,708 - £32,798 depending on experience

Have you considered working for an organisation that consistently offers its staff an incredible variety of interesting and rewarding legal work? If you have, then why not do it in a place with outstanding natural beauty, where you are surrounded by sand, sea and spectacular views?
 
Cornwall Council is a large and ambitious Council, supported by an experienced and welcoming Legal Service that has a crucial role in providing specialist legal advice to all sectors of the Council, as well as some external organisations.
 
The children’s social care legal team are recruiting a full time senior legal assistant. The role will include managing and progressing straightforward legal matters within the specialist area of education, health and social care. The role includes a variety of work and an opportunity to develop skills across the whole area of the team’s specialism but will focus mainly on the area of public law children work.
 
The role will be to provide support and assistance to other lawyers within in the team in matters of legal research, drafting legal documents, attendance at court and reporting back on outcomes. There will be an expectation to hold some cases and undertake straightforward advocacy.
 
The successful candidate will be efficient and have a basic knowledge and understanding of public law children law and practice. They will understand the need to work to deadlines, how to prioritise work and meet the standards expected by the team and by the client.
 
The successful candidate will be able to manage their own time effectively and be responsible for engaging in appropriate training to maintain up to date knowledge but can expect training and support to develop their skills and understanding of the role involved and to improve their legal knowledge and application of that in practical situations. 
 
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and to strict timescales, are a must, to ensure we are delivering expert childcare advice to our clients. You’ll be confident, adaptable and flexible and be ready to work collaboratively as part of an experienced team offering specialist advice on all aspects of children and education law.
 
If you’ve got the motivation, resilience and experience for this role, we’d love to hear from you.
 
There are many benefits of working for Cornwall Council such as a defined benefit pension scheme, competitive salary, family-friendly policies and flexible working. This role can be carried out largely remotely but with some office-based working or Court attendance required to support business needs. We can discuss this with you during the recruitment process and we are open to discussion about flexible working.
 
For an informal conversation or to obtain more details about the role, please contact Sarah on 07483 382309.
 
Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.
 
This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.
 
We are open to discussion about flexible working.
 
Closing date: 30 May 2022

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

 
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Cornwall Council
Cornwall, South-West, United Kingdom

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Senior Legal Assistant (Children's Social Care)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

21271

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Cornwall, South-West 

Role:

Legal Assistant or Paralegal
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

03.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£25,708 - £32,798 depending on experience

Have you considered working for an organisation that consistently offers its staff an incredible variety of interesting and rewarding legal work? If you have, then why not do it in a place with outstanding natural beauty, where you are surrounded by sand, sea and spectacular views?
 
Cornwall Council is a large and ambitious Council, supported by an experienced and welcoming Legal Service that has a crucial role in providing specialist legal advice to all sectors of the Council, as well as some external organisations.
 
The children’s social care legal team are recruiting a full time senior legal assistant. The role will include managing and progressing straightforward legal matters within the specialist area of education, health and social care. The role includes a variety of work and an opportunity to develop skills across the whole area of the team’s specialism but will focus mainly on the area of public law children work.
 
The role will be to provide support and assistance to other lawyers within in the team in matters of legal research, drafting legal documents, attendance at court and reporting back on outcomes. There will be an expectation to hold some cases and undertake straightforward advocacy.
 
The successful candidate will be efficient and have a basic knowledge and understanding of public law children law and practice. They will understand the need to work to deadlines, how to prioritise work and meet the standards expected by the team and by the client.
 
The successful candidate will be able to manage their own time effectively and be responsible for engaging in appropriate training to maintain up to date knowledge but can expect training and support to develop their skills and understanding of the role involved and to improve their legal knowledge and application of that in practical situations. 
 
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and to strict timescales, are a must, to ensure we are delivering expert childcare advice to our clients. You’ll be confident, adaptable and flexible and be ready to work collaboratively as part of an experienced team offering specialist advice on all aspects of children and education law.
 
If you’ve got the motivation, resilience and experience for this role, we’d love to hear from you.
 
There are many benefits of working for Cornwall Council such as a defined benefit pension scheme, competitive salary, family-friendly policies and flexible working. This role can be carried out largely remotely but with some office-based working or Court attendance required to support business needs. We can discuss this with you during the recruitment process and we are open to discussion about flexible working.
 
For an informal conversation or to obtain more details about the role, please contact Sarah on 07483 382309.
 
Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.
 
This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.
 
We are open to discussion about flexible working.
 
Closing date: 30 May 2022

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