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Adult Social Care Solicitor

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Job ID:

21375

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care

Location:

Hampshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

11.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£45,648 - £51,645

ADULT SOCIAL CARE SOLICITOR/BARISTER/FCILEX POST

Have you got what it takes to drive and support change across two ambitious, innovative and transforming Councils?

The Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership is an outcome focused service recognised for its dedication to improving the communities in which we live and work and delivering professional excellence. Winner of the Lawyers in Local Government Awards ‘Project Team of the Year’, ‘Legal Team of the Year’ and finalists in a range of other awards including legal professional, community team, place shaping team and young lawyer we are growing and currently have exciting opportunities for lawyers within our People and Courts Team (Adults and Housing) and Child Protection Team.

A new 2 year fixed term post has been created to support the Council’s Well-being (Health & Adults) Directorate to enable the Council to meet the growing demand for services to vulnerable people, to assist in the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards, the new Care Bill and other new initiatives. There is also a vacancy for an existing legal Assistant post which covers both adults and housing.

We want you to join our dynamic and growing team dealing with high profile and challenging cases, covering all aspects of adult social care including court of protection health and welfare and property and affairs matters, deprivation of liberty and mental capacity, mental health, no recourse to public funds, supporting the Council's priority that people in Southampton live safe, healthy, independent lives.

Lawyer / Solicitor / Barrister post: Experienced FCilex with substantial subject area experience, practicing Solicitor or Barrister with strong advocacy, negotiating and advisory skills and competence with IT and case management systems. You will need an enabling, positive approach to finding solutions to complex problems and have good appreciation of risk management / the ability to work flexibly across a multi skilled team. Please note that depending on your level of expertise, you will be appointed with a salary up £50,576 (pay award pending) and benefits.

The Partnership team has a modern flexible approach to working across a range of locations, including office, home, remote and partner based locations with outcome based performance management and adaptable working hours subject to meeting our clients and court’s needs. If you feel you have the necessary background, experience, enthusiasm, drive and skills to undertake this any of these roles we would like to hear from you.

For further information about any of these roles please view the relevant job descriptions on our website.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

When completing the application form, please specify in the Criteria Questions section which role you are applying for.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Claire Elton at claire.elton@southampton.gov.uk

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed, unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications that are made through a third party agency. We cannot guarantee that any correspondence sent from third party agencies will be responded to. To ensure your application is received please apply online at www.careers.southampton.gov.uk

Closing date: 6 June 2022

For more information and to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.
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The Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership
Hampshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Hampshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Adult Social Care Solicitor

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

21375

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care

Location:

Hampshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

11.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£45,648 - £51,645

ADULT SOCIAL CARE SOLICITOR/BARISTER/FCILEX POST

Have you got what it takes to drive and support change across two ambitious, innovative and transforming Councils?

The Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership is an outcome focused service recognised for its dedication to improving the communities in which we live and work and delivering professional excellence. Winner of the Lawyers in Local Government Awards ‘Project Team of the Year’, ‘Legal Team of the Year’ and finalists in a range of other awards including legal professional, community team, place shaping team and young lawyer we are growing and currently have exciting opportunities for lawyers within our People and Courts Team (Adults and Housing) and Child Protection Team.

A new 2 year fixed term post has been created to support the Council’s Well-being (Health & Adults) Directorate to enable the Council to meet the growing demand for services to vulnerable people, to assist in the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards, the new Care Bill and other new initiatives. There is also a vacancy for an existing legal Assistant post which covers both adults and housing.

We want you to join our dynamic and growing team dealing with high profile and challenging cases, covering all aspects of adult social care including court of protection health and welfare and property and affairs matters, deprivation of liberty and mental capacity, mental health, no recourse to public funds, supporting the Council's priority that people in Southampton live safe, healthy, independent lives.

Lawyer / Solicitor / Barrister post: Experienced FCilex with substantial subject area experience, practicing Solicitor or Barrister with strong advocacy, negotiating and advisory skills and competence with IT and case management systems. You will need an enabling, positive approach to finding solutions to complex problems and have good appreciation of risk management / the ability to work flexibly across a multi skilled team. Please note that depending on your level of expertise, you will be appointed with a salary up £50,576 (pay award pending) and benefits.

The Partnership team has a modern flexible approach to working across a range of locations, including office, home, remote and partner based locations with outcome based performance management and adaptable working hours subject to meeting our clients and court’s needs. If you feel you have the necessary background, experience, enthusiasm, drive and skills to undertake this any of these roles we would like to hear from you.

For further information about any of these roles please view the relevant job descriptions on our website.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

When completing the application form, please specify in the Criteria Questions section which role you are applying for.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Claire Elton at claire.elton@southampton.gov.uk

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed, unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications that are made through a third party agency. We cannot guarantee that any correspondence sent from third party agencies will be responded to. To ensure your application is received please apply online at www.careers.southampton.gov.uk

Closing date: 6 June 2022

For more information and to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.