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In House Advocate - Adult Care Law

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Job ID:

28243

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care

Location:

South Yorkshire, Yorkshire 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

16.01.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£48,474 - £51,515, plus 10% market supplement and great benefits

Are you a forward thinking, proactive and dynamic legal professional looking for a challenging opportunity? Do you have successful relevant experience of working in a local authority setting?

About the role
We are looking for an In-House Advocate for our Adult Care Law team to make a difference to the lives of the people of Rotherham.  Now is the time to join our committed and forward-thinking Legal Team at Rotherham Borough Council.  Building on the success of our current team, we are seeking motivated, committed and driven individuals to work with us.

The role requires a minimum of 4-7 years PQE and the Higher Rights of Audience qualification to ensure the experience of expertise of the Advocate in dealing with contested hearings and High Court applications.

The Advocate will not hold a case load and instead will accept instructions from members of the team who would otherwise instruct Counsel to represent the LA in hearings. In addition, there will be an expectation that the Advocate will carry out a supervisory/training role with the team and the client department.

Are you looking for a job which provides a work life balance along with a wide and varied workload, is rewarding, challenging and gives you the satisfaction of knowing your intervention will bring better outcomes for the residents of Rotherham?

This is an exciting new role for the Adult Care Law team and for the shaping of the team in the future.

About you
It is important that you have excellent communication, team-work and relationship building skills. In this role you will need to use your initiative, be flexible and driven to deliver an excellent high quality service; demonstrating a real commitment the role and the Legal Services Team.

You need to hold the relevant qualifications to apply for this position and have the relevant Post Qualification experience.

About us
You will benefit from our hybrid working arrangements and offering of work life balance whilst undertaking a wide and varied workload that is rewarding, challenging and the satisfaction of knowing your intervention will bring better outcomes for the residents of Rotherham.

This is also an excellent time to join Rotherham as we were awarded ‘Most Improved Council Award’ and we are delivering major regeneration and housing as well as creating new jobs and opportunities for our residents. Rotherham is a real 'central UK' location with excellent road and rail links and is ideally placed near the scenic countryside of the Peak District, whilst also being conveniently located next to the vibrant city of Sheffield.

We offer an excellent pay and benefits package which includes membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as a range of health and wellbeing and other benefits.

For an informal discussion, please contact: Bal Nahal, Head of Legal Services on 01709 823661 or email: bal.nahal@rotherham.gov.uk.

Closing date: 31 March 2024

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below and search for the job title.
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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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In House Advocate - Adult Care Law

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

28243

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care

Location:

South Yorkshire, Yorkshire 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

16.01.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£48,474 - £51,515, plus 10% market supplement and great benefits

Are you a forward thinking, proactive and dynamic legal professional looking for a challenging opportunity? Do you have successful relevant experience of working in a local authority setting?

About the role
We are looking for an In-House Advocate for our Adult Care Law team to make a difference to the lives of the people of Rotherham.  Now is the time to join our committed and forward-thinking Legal Team at Rotherham Borough Council.  Building on the success of our current team, we are seeking motivated, committed and driven individuals to work with us.

The role requires a minimum of 4-7 years PQE and the Higher Rights of Audience qualification to ensure the experience of expertise of the Advocate in dealing with contested hearings and High Court applications.

The Advocate will not hold a case load and instead will accept instructions from members of the team who would otherwise instruct Counsel to represent the LA in hearings. In addition, there will be an expectation that the Advocate will carry out a supervisory/training role with the team and the client department.

Are you looking for a job which provides a work life balance along with a wide and varied workload, is rewarding, challenging and gives you the satisfaction of knowing your intervention will bring better outcomes for the residents of Rotherham?

This is an exciting new role for the Adult Care Law team and for the shaping of the team in the future.

About you
It is important that you have excellent communication, team-work and relationship building skills. In this role you will need to use your initiative, be flexible and driven to deliver an excellent high quality service; demonstrating a real commitment the role and the Legal Services Team.

You need to hold the relevant qualifications to apply for this position and have the relevant Post Qualification experience.

About us
You will benefit from our hybrid working arrangements and offering of work life balance whilst undertaking a wide and varied workload that is rewarding, challenging and the satisfaction of knowing your intervention will bring better outcomes for the residents of Rotherham.

This is also an excellent time to join Rotherham as we were awarded ‘Most Improved Council Award’ and we are delivering major regeneration and housing as well as creating new jobs and opportunities for our residents. Rotherham is a real 'central UK' location with excellent road and rail links and is ideally placed near the scenic countryside of the Peak District, whilst also being conveniently located next to the vibrant city of Sheffield.

We offer an excellent pay and benefits package which includes membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as a range of health and wellbeing and other benefits.

For an informal discussion, please contact: Bal Nahal, Head of Legal Services on 01709 823661 or email: bal.nahal@rotherham.gov.uk.

Closing date: 31 March 2024

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below and search for the job title.