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Senior Solicitor/Barrister/FCILEx

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Job ID:

29520

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Birmingham, West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

05.02.2024

Employer type:

Regulatory Body
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Job Description:

£49,498 - £61,269 plus a retention payment of £5,000 per annum.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Birmingham Children’s Trust as we celebrate our GOOD Ofsted status which we are immensely proud of.

By choosing to work for us you will be part of a supportive, dynamic legal service, contributing to our improvement journey to ‘Outstanding’.

The Trust has invested in its legal practice across the years, in both growing the capacity of the team and strengthening its capability at a senior level.  This has also enabled the Trust to provide our solicitors and legal assistants with a strong framework of support at induction, and with their career progression.

We take pride in offering a high quality and proactive legal service.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Solicitor /Barrister/FCILEx to join our legal team and add to our collective value. We seek high a calibre legal professional to help us achieve our strategic growth and long-term goals. It is your determination to provide a top-class legal service, and to get best outcomes for children which will matter most.

We are a busy, friendly, well supported, established team which offers opportunity for self-development.

The Birmingham & Solihull Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) will provide you with an opportunity of experiencing the successes of an alternative family court for care proceedings.

The Senior Solicitor/Barrister/FCILEx is open to those with supervisory experience, taking responsibility for the more complex and challenging cases, and providing guidance support to other members of the team. Conducting advocacy on contested and non-contested cases both remotely and in person.

We understand the need for a work life balance and currently we offer remote working with office attendance on flexible patterns and in accordance with business need and the requirements of the role to attend Court hearings and meetings in person.

About you …….
You will be a qualified Barrister, Solicitor or Legal Executive, who is passionate about high quality service delivery and performance.

You will be experienced in family public law.

You will have the following skills and capabilities:
  • An extensive and proven working knowledge of the law relating to children and families
  • An ability to manage a complex caseload
  • Advocacy skills
  • Strong organisational skills to ensure deadlines are met
  • Proven ability to lead and act proactively in group discussions
  • Supervisory competency, with clear and strong communication skills to direct, motivate and guide team members
  • An ability to maximise opportunities for self and others to learn and develop
  • Be innovative and forward thinking with an ability to translate corporate policies and objectives to team members clearly and concisely
  • To understand and react to the challenges facing an in-house legal service and local government
  • An ability to continually measure and improve performance
  • Must demonstrate an ability to assess the needs of customer/partners and meet expectations
About us... why we are different as a Trust...
We know and understand that this is hard work, which is challenging at times, that’s why we reward you with a very attractive employment offer and excellent benefits, to name a few:
  • A supportive friendly team who are committed to achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children
  • A strong framework of support through regular supervision; access to shared learning; 24/7 employee assistance programme (mental health and wellbeing support)
  • Flexible and hybrid working where possible. Our working arrangement combines the opportunity to work remotely, subject to the business need, and the requirements of the role to attend Court hearings and meetings in person.
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • £1000 ‘Golden Hello’ welcome payment
  • £5000 per year retention payment from day 1 of joining
  • A generous annual leave package plus bank holidays
  • Salary sacrifice car leasing scheme
Informal enquiries to: Suzanne Waters, Head of Service/Principal Lawyer Email: suzanne.waters@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

We actively deliver services that are culturally responsive to the needs of the children, parents and carers we work with to deliver equality, diversity and inclusivity in all we do.

Closing date: 25 February 2024
Interview dates: 12 & 13 March 2024

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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Birmingham Childrens Trust
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Senior Solicitor/Barrister/FCILEx

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

29520

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Birmingham, West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

05.02.2024

Employer type:

Regulatory Body
col-wide   

Job Description:

£49,498 - £61,269 plus a retention payment of £5,000 per annum.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Birmingham Children’s Trust as we celebrate our GOOD Ofsted status which we are immensely proud of.

By choosing to work for us you will be part of a supportive, dynamic legal service, contributing to our improvement journey to ‘Outstanding’.

The Trust has invested in its legal practice across the years, in both growing the capacity of the team and strengthening its capability at a senior level.  This has also enabled the Trust to provide our solicitors and legal assistants with a strong framework of support at induction, and with their career progression.

We take pride in offering a high quality and proactive legal service.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Solicitor /Barrister/FCILEx to join our legal team and add to our collective value. We seek high a calibre legal professional to help us achieve our strategic growth and long-term goals. It is your determination to provide a top-class legal service, and to get best outcomes for children which will matter most.

We are a busy, friendly, well supported, established team which offers opportunity for self-development.

The Birmingham & Solihull Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) will provide you with an opportunity of experiencing the successes of an alternative family court for care proceedings.

The Senior Solicitor/Barrister/FCILEx is open to those with supervisory experience, taking responsibility for the more complex and challenging cases, and providing guidance support to other members of the team. Conducting advocacy on contested and non-contested cases both remotely and in person.

We understand the need for a work life balance and currently we offer remote working with office attendance on flexible patterns and in accordance with business need and the requirements of the role to attend Court hearings and meetings in person.

About you …….
You will be a qualified Barrister, Solicitor or Legal Executive, who is passionate about high quality service delivery and performance.

You will be experienced in family public law.

You will have the following skills and capabilities:
  • An extensive and proven working knowledge of the law relating to children and families
  • An ability to manage a complex caseload
  • Advocacy skills
  • Strong organisational skills to ensure deadlines are met
  • Proven ability to lead and act proactively in group discussions
  • Supervisory competency, with clear and strong communication skills to direct, motivate and guide team members
  • An ability to maximise opportunities for self and others to learn and develop
  • Be innovative and forward thinking with an ability to translate corporate policies and objectives to team members clearly and concisely
  • To understand and react to the challenges facing an in-house legal service and local government
  • An ability to continually measure and improve performance
  • Must demonstrate an ability to assess the needs of customer/partners and meet expectations
About us... why we are different as a Trust...
We know and understand that this is hard work, which is challenging at times, that’s why we reward you with a very attractive employment offer and excellent benefits, to name a few:
  • A supportive friendly team who are committed to achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children
  • A strong framework of support through regular supervision; access to shared learning; 24/7 employee assistance programme (mental health and wellbeing support)
  • Flexible and hybrid working where possible. Our working arrangement combines the opportunity to work remotely, subject to the business need, and the requirements of the role to attend Court hearings and meetings in person.
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • £1000 ‘Golden Hello’ welcome payment
  • £5000 per year retention payment from day 1 of joining
  • A generous annual leave package plus bank holidays
  • Salary sacrifice car leasing scheme
Informal enquiries to: Suzanne Waters, Head of Service/Principal Lawyer Email: suzanne.waters@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

We actively deliver services that are culturally responsive to the needs of the children, parents and carers we work with to deliver equality, diversity and inclusivity in all we do.

Closing date: 25 February 2024
Interview dates: 12 & 13 March 2024

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