We use cookies to make your experience of using our website better. To comply with the e-Privacy Directive we need to ask your consent to set these cookies.


Senior Lawyer (People)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

21801

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services, Education

Location:

Cheshire, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

16.06.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£41,441 - £48,122 per annum

The role involves supporting the Council’s SEND team to meet its statutory obligations and representing the Council as required. The role holder will need to have a strong expertise in SEND legislation and will be responsible for day-to-day liaison with the client team.

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

Brighter Future

As the Department for Education’s recent Green Paper signals a period of reform for all those involved with supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), an exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist SEND lawyer to work closely with the Council’s SEND team, advising and representing the Council in this area of work.

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

The role involves supporting the Council’s SEND team to meet its statutory obligations and representing the Council as required. The role holder will need to have a strong expertise in SEND legislation and will be responsible for day to day liaison with the client team including:
  • Preparing applications
  • Drafting documents and correspondence
  • Commissioning and instructing expert witnesses
  • Liaising with witnesses
  • Attending client meetings
  • Providing advice and representation in courts or tribunals
The Candidate will be a solicitor who is proficient in Special Educational Needs and have the following attributes:
  • Highly organised and a strong communicator with the ability to explain complex matters in clear manner
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Committed to improving outcomes for children and young people
  • Resilient and able to prioritise caseloads, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Work as part of a team and adopt a partnership approach to meet the holistic needs of the child or young person
  • Be thorough and up-to-date on the knowledge of SEN education legislation
  • Have excellent presentation and communication skills
If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Deborah Nickson, Legal Team Manager, on 01270 685830.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported so please use a different browser when you submit your application -  for example Google Chrome or Microsoft edge. You will also need to ensure pop-ups are enabled.

Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

Job Ref No: E1675

For any technical enquiries please email sourcingteam@ecwip.co.uk

Please quote job reference number in all correspondence.

Closing date: 17 July 2022

For more information on this role and/or to apply for this role please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
Employer Info
Cheshire East Council
Cheshire, North-West, United Kingdom

Employer Profile



Employer Info


Cheshire East Council
Cheshire, North-West, United Kingdom
Phone:
Web Site:

Senior Lawyer (People)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

21801

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services, Education

Location:

Cheshire, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

16.06.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£41,441 - £48,122 per annum

The role involves supporting the Council’s SEND team to meet its statutory obligations and representing the Council as required. The role holder will need to have a strong expertise in SEND legislation and will be responsible for day-to-day liaison with the client team.

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

Brighter Future

As the Department for Education’s recent Green Paper signals a period of reform for all those involved with supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), an exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist SEND lawyer to work closely with the Council’s SEND team, advising and representing the Council in this area of work.

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

The role involves supporting the Council’s SEND team to meet its statutory obligations and representing the Council as required. The role holder will need to have a strong expertise in SEND legislation and will be responsible for day to day liaison with the client team including:
  • Preparing applications
  • Drafting documents and correspondence
  • Commissioning and instructing expert witnesses
  • Liaising with witnesses
  • Attending client meetings
  • Providing advice and representation in courts or tribunals
The Candidate will be a solicitor who is proficient in Special Educational Needs and have the following attributes:
  • Highly organised and a strong communicator with the ability to explain complex matters in clear manner
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Committed to improving outcomes for children and young people
  • Resilient and able to prioritise caseloads, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Work as part of a team and adopt a partnership approach to meet the holistic needs of the child or young person
  • Be thorough and up-to-date on the knowledge of SEN education legislation
  • Have excellent presentation and communication skills
If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Deborah Nickson, Legal Team Manager, on 01270 685830.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported so please use a different browser when you submit your application -  for example Google Chrome or Microsoft edge. You will also need to ensure pop-ups are enabled.

Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

Job Ref No: E1675

For any technical enquiries please email sourcingteam@ecwip.co.uk

Please quote job reference number in all correspondence.

Closing date: 17 July 2022

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