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Lawyer (Childcare)

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Job ID:

22494

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Cornwall, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

04.08.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

220000BX
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Job Description:

£34,809 - £42,614 (subject to pay & grading review)

Location: Truro, Cornwall
 
We are seeking a full-time, permanent specialist childcare lawyer, qualified as a solicitor, barrister or FCILEx, to support our Children’s Team. We are a supportive team, committed to securing positive outcomes for children and young people, working alongside our outstanding Ofsted rated Together for Families Service.
 
The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to work under pressure and to strict timescales. They will be adaptable, flexible and ready to work collaboratively as part of an experienced team of specialist colleagues, giving advice on all aspects of childcare law. They will have the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills in range of courts and tribunals and at a variety of hearing. They will be enthusiastic about learning new skills and new areas connected to children law. 
 
You should expect a varied and challenging caseload including:
  • Advising on the threshold criteria for public law applications
  • Fostering and adoption advice
  • Legal advice and support to children’s services during the PLO process
  • Care proceedings, including Placement Order applications
  • Private law applications (s7 & s37)
  • Advice to schools and academies, including parental responsibility, pupil welfare and safeguarding
  • School admissions and exclusions, transport, including representation and advice at appeals
  • SEND, including representation at Tribunals
This is a varied and interesting role working with a very friendly but busy Service. Don’t worry if you don’t have local government experience as we’ll give you the support you need to develop and learn that area.
 
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 as required to support the service 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 Alison White on 01872 322222.
 
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Closing date:
17th August 2022
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Cornwall Council
Cornwall, South-West, United Kingdom

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Cornwall Council
Cornwall, South-West, United Kingdom
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Lawyer (Childcare)

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Job ID:

22494

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Cornwall, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

04.08.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

220000BX
col-wide   

Job Description:

£34,809 - £42,614 (subject to pay & grading review)

Location: Truro, Cornwall
 
We are seeking a full-time, permanent specialist childcare lawyer, qualified as a solicitor, barrister or FCILEx, to support our Children’s Team. We are a supportive team, committed to securing positive outcomes for children and young people, working alongside our outstanding Ofsted rated Together for Families Service.
 
The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to work under pressure and to strict timescales. They will be adaptable, flexible and ready to work collaboratively as part of an experienced team of specialist colleagues, giving advice on all aspects of childcare law. They will have the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills in range of courts and tribunals and at a variety of hearing. They will be enthusiastic about learning new skills and new areas connected to children law. 
 
You should expect a varied and challenging caseload including:
  • Advising on the threshold criteria for public law applications
  • Fostering and adoption advice
  • Legal advice and support to children’s services during the PLO process
  • Care proceedings, including Placement Order applications
  • Private law applications (s7 & s37)
  • Advice to schools and academies, including parental responsibility, pupil welfare and safeguarding
  • School admissions and exclusions, transport, including representation and advice at appeals
  • SEND, including representation at Tribunals
This is a varied and interesting role working with a very friendly but busy Service. Don’t worry if you don’t have local government experience as we’ll give you the support you need to develop and learn that area.
 
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 as required to support the service 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 Alison White on 01872 322222.
 
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Closing date:
17th August 2022