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Advocate Lawyer (Child Care) - Guildford and Brighton

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Job ID:

2610

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services, Litigation/Enforcement

Location:

South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

06.09.2017

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Child Protection Advocates (four posts) - up to £55,000

Orbis Public Law is the collaborative partnership of Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey County Councils’ legal departments.

About the Role
Orbis Public Law is the collaborative partnership of Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey County Councils’ legal departments.

 We are entering an exciting phase of our partnership working by expanding our in-house advocacy team for child protection proceedings. This is an excellent opportunity for Advocates to work for a leading public sector legal partnership with an ambition to grow and provide excellent customer service.

We are looking for committed Advocates, with expertise in public law relating to child protection, who are prepared to work flexibly across the partnership to represent social work client departments in care proceedings.  Offices are at Kingston, Chichester, Lewes and Brighton but Advocates may be based at home, working across locations and attending court (mainly Brighton Family Centre and Surrey Family Court sitting at Guildford) as required.

 Advocates will have an excellent knowledge of care proceedings and the Public Law Outline and will be required to:
  •     provide confident advocacy for the applicant local authority at all levels and degrees of complexity;
  •     take responsibility for all matters related to the conduct of the hearing and of reporting actions and outcomes to the client and the relevant team lawyer;
  •     have a sound knowledge of precedent, relevant statute, rules of court, and be able to provide expert legal opinion and advice to assist in the timely progression of cases;
  •     demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills; and
  •     be able to work independently and within tight timescales.

 Advocates will be a Solicitor or Barrister fully qualified to practise in England and Wales with a current practising certificate.

Contact Details
For an informal discussion contact Janet Polley on 0208 541 9088 or by e-mail at janet.polley@surreycc.gov.uk

Additional Information

Closing date: 24th September 2017

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

Equal Opportunities
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to apply
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below to view our website, where you can find useful guidance on our website to assist you with your job application. There are also further helpful hints, handy tips and employment advice to make sure your application sells you in the best possible way.
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Orbis Public Law
South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Advocate Lawyer (Child Care) - Guildford and Brighton

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

2610

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services, Litigation/Enforcement

Location:

South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

06.09.2017

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Child Protection Advocates (four posts) - up to £55,000

Orbis Public Law is the collaborative partnership of Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey County Councils’ legal departments.

About the Role
Orbis Public Law is the collaborative partnership of Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey County Councils’ legal departments.

 We are entering an exciting phase of our partnership working by expanding our in-house advocacy team for child protection proceedings. This is an excellent opportunity for Advocates to work for a leading public sector legal partnership with an ambition to grow and provide excellent customer service.

We are looking for committed Advocates, with expertise in public law relating to child protection, who are prepared to work flexibly across the partnership to represent social work client departments in care proceedings.  Offices are at Kingston, Chichester, Lewes and Brighton but Advocates may be based at home, working across locations and attending court (mainly Brighton Family Centre and Surrey Family Court sitting at Guildford) as required.

 Advocates will have an excellent knowledge of care proceedings and the Public Law Outline and will be required to:
  •     provide confident advocacy for the applicant local authority at all levels and degrees of complexity;
  •     take responsibility for all matters related to the conduct of the hearing and of reporting actions and outcomes to the client and the relevant team lawyer;
  •     have a sound knowledge of precedent, relevant statute, rules of court, and be able to provide expert legal opinion and advice to assist in the timely progression of cases;
  •     demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills; and
  •     be able to work independently and within tight timescales.

 Advocates will be a Solicitor or Barrister fully qualified to practise in England and Wales with a current practising certificate.

Contact Details
For an informal discussion contact Janet Polley on 0208 541 9088 or by e-mail at janet.polley@surreycc.gov.uk

Additional Information

Closing date: 24th September 2017

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

Equal Opportunities
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to apply
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below to view our website, where you can find useful guidance on our website to assist you with your job application. There are also further helpful hints, handy tips and employment advice to make sure your application sells you in the best possible way.