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Childcare Solicitor Remote

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Job ID:

21349

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time, Permanent Part-Time

Posted:

09.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£37,568 - £51,613 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience

West Sussex County Council are looking for three Childcare Solicitors to join our experienced and motivated team. This is a fully remote role.

Working Pattern: Full-time, 37 hours per week. Part-time/ job share considered. Flexible working and condensed hours options e.g. 9 day fortnight.

Location: Fully remote, working from home. Option to work in offices around West Sussex available.

As a Childcare Solicitor you will be working with Children’s Services, supporting them with sensitive cases, in which your legal advice and support will impact on the future wellbeing and circumstances of individual children and families in  West Sussex. In this position you will support Children’s Services with their role of ensuring the safety and security of children across West Sussex.

You will become part of our 30 strong Childcare legal team. You will work in an accommodating and dynamic environment supported by a senior management team including 1 Principal Solicitor and 4 Senior Solicitors. With us employees can achieve their full potential as we strive for a healthy work-life balance and ensure you are rewarded for the work you do. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and developing Childcare Solicitor to come on board and benefit from the team’s wide-ranging expertise.

The right candidates will ideally have experience in childcare law with the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. However, if you can evidence good transferable legal skills to move into this area of law, we will support your development and transition to childcare law. Consideration will be given to applicants from private practice with relevant experience.

As a service, we are looking for committed individuals with high levels of professionalism, integrity, and a genuine desire to contribute to the growth of the team. You will be a tenacious, compassionate and self-driven individual who is prepared to embrace our values and be part of the West Sussex culture #BeTheDifference.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:
  •     Effective drafting and report writing skills.
  •     Fully competent research skills.
  •     Ability to build strong working relations with clients.
  •     Sound organisational skills.
  •     Competent presentational skills or advocacy experience in childcare law.
  •     Ability to analyse and advise on legislative and regulatory text and other legal materials and to present arguments in written form.
  •     Flexible and adaptable within the range of work for the post.
  •     Sound IT skills in order to use the case management system and digital court process.
Qualifications and/or experience:
  •     Qualified solicitor or barrister, we are happy to consider all levels of experience.
  •     Relevant chartered status of a professional body or equivalent high-level experience of involved practices e.g. CILEX.
Rewards and Benefits

In addition to working within a great team and a brilliant opportunity you will receive:
  •     A competitive salary.
  •     29 days annual leave + bank holidays.
  •     A generous pension scheme, 6.5% - 8.5% employee contribution.
  •     Potential flexible working and condensed hours e.g. 9 day fortnight.
  •     Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring.
  •     A strong supportive management team.
  •     Up to 13 flexi days a year
  •     A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 (Including: Argos, Samsung, Asos, B&Q and many more).
  • Practising certificate funded.
  • Free access to employee assistance programmes.
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres.
  • Car benefit scheme.
  • A range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee, go to our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CRS00572.

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Katie Davenport, Senior Solicitor at katie.davenport@westsussex.gov.uk. For issues or queries regarding your application please contact hrrecruitment@westsussex.gov.uk.

To apply, upload your CV and cover letter explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV.

Interview date: Week commencing 06 June 2022

Closing date: 23 May 2022

For more information on this role and/or to apply for this role please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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West Sussex County Council
South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Childcare Solicitor Remote

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Job ID:

21349

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time, Permanent Part-Time

Posted:

09.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£37,568 - £51,613 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience

West Sussex County Council are looking for three Childcare Solicitors to join our experienced and motivated team. This is a fully remote role.

Working Pattern: Full-time, 37 hours per week. Part-time/ job share considered. Flexible working and condensed hours options e.g. 9 day fortnight.

Location: Fully remote, working from home. Option to work in offices around West Sussex available.

As a Childcare Solicitor you will be working with Children’s Services, supporting them with sensitive cases, in which your legal advice and support will impact on the future wellbeing and circumstances of individual children and families in  West Sussex. In this position you will support Children’s Services with their role of ensuring the safety and security of children across West Sussex.

You will become part of our 30 strong Childcare legal team. You will work in an accommodating and dynamic environment supported by a senior management team including 1 Principal Solicitor and 4 Senior Solicitors. With us employees can achieve their full potential as we strive for a healthy work-life balance and ensure you are rewarded for the work you do. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and developing Childcare Solicitor to come on board and benefit from the team’s wide-ranging expertise.

The right candidates will ideally have experience in childcare law with the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. However, if you can evidence good transferable legal skills to move into this area of law, we will support your development and transition to childcare law. Consideration will be given to applicants from private practice with relevant experience.

As a service, we are looking for committed individuals with high levels of professionalism, integrity, and a genuine desire to contribute to the growth of the team. You will be a tenacious, compassionate and self-driven individual who is prepared to embrace our values and be part of the West Sussex culture #BeTheDifference.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:
  •     Effective drafting and report writing skills.
  •     Fully competent research skills.
  •     Ability to build strong working relations with clients.
  •     Sound organisational skills.
  •     Competent presentational skills or advocacy experience in childcare law.
  •     Ability to analyse and advise on legislative and regulatory text and other legal materials and to present arguments in written form.
  •     Flexible and adaptable within the range of work for the post.
  •     Sound IT skills in order to use the case management system and digital court process.
Qualifications and/or experience:
  •     Qualified solicitor or barrister, we are happy to consider all levels of experience.
  •     Relevant chartered status of a professional body or equivalent high-level experience of involved practices e.g. CILEX.
Rewards and Benefits

In addition to working within a great team and a brilliant opportunity you will receive:
  •     A competitive salary.
  •     29 days annual leave + bank holidays.
  •     A generous pension scheme, 6.5% - 8.5% employee contribution.
  •     Potential flexible working and condensed hours e.g. 9 day fortnight.
  •     Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring.
  •     A strong supportive management team.
  •     Up to 13 flexi days a year
  •     A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 (Including: Argos, Samsung, Asos, B&Q and many more).
  • Practising certificate funded.
  • Free access to employee assistance programmes.
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres.
  • Car benefit scheme.
  • A range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee, go to our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CRS00572.

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Katie Davenport, Senior Solicitor at katie.davenport@westsussex.gov.uk. For issues or queries regarding your application please contact hrrecruitment@westsussex.gov.uk.

To apply, upload your CV and cover letter explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV.

Interview date: Week commencing 06 June 2022

Closing date: 23 May 2022

For more information on this role and/or to apply for this role please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.