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Children Law Paralegal (2 Vacancies)

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Job ID:

30228

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Somerset, South-West 

Role:

Legal Assistant or Paralegal
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.03.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£29,777 - £32,076 per annum

Due to a change in structure, an opportunity has arisen for two Children Law Paralegals with practical experience in the relevant areas of public family law

You will be joining a professional team of Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Practitioners and you will make a difference by providing skilled legal support and assistance to the Childcare Legal Team under the direction of our highly experienced lawyers.

About the role

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and high performing team in a permanent role. On a daily basis, you will support a busy team of lawyers to ensure the effective delivery of social care legal work for the Council.

You will undertake case preparation and provide case support on public law cases (both pre-proceedings cases and court cases) and private law cases and be involved in a number of other tasks to support the team. You will also liaise with a range of professionals including social workers, external solicitors and barristers, expert and lay witnesses, police and court officers.

This position is designated as mobile working (majority home-based). The office base is currently at our Castlewood offices in Clevedon. Please be advised that this office will be closed by 2025. Consultation is currently underway to determine the new location for colleagues based in Castlewood. This will be at Weston-super-Mare or within North Somerset.

About you

Qualifications – 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C (including English Language and Maths).

It will be essential for you to have knowledge and experience of children law and practice and family court processes.

We require you to be able to work as part of a team, under pressure within tight timescales and have the ability to build and maintain positive working arrangements with colleagues, clients and all other relevant parties.

Why North Somerset Council?

We understand working for a local authority is more than just a job. We want to ensure our employees remain passionate about what they do and enjoys their time at North Somerset. Whether that means you want training and development opportunities or a flexible working arrangement to fit around family commitments, we will work with you to ensure you are getting the best out of your employment.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance with the option to purchase up to an additional 10 days per year. Further details can be found in the attached booklet.

Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Lorraine Sherman, Solicitor and Team Manager on 07584 607 207.

At North Somerset Council we want all our employees to feel valued and appreciated.  We aim to ensure equality of opportunity and prevent discrimination irrespective of your sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, race, age, disability, including neurodiversity, if you are married or in a civil partnership or are pregnant.  We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Somerset Council – Open, Fairer, Greener.

Closing date:
22 April 2024
Anticipated interview date: 7 May 2024

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

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North Somerset Council
Somerset, South-West, United Kingdom

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Children Law Paralegal (2 Vacancies)

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Job ID:

30228

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Somerset, South-West 

Role:

Legal Assistant or Paralegal
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.03.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£29,777 - £32,076 per annum

Due to a change in structure, an opportunity has arisen for two Children Law Paralegals with practical experience in the relevant areas of public family law

You will be joining a professional team of Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Practitioners and you will make a difference by providing skilled legal support and assistance to the Childcare Legal Team under the direction of our highly experienced lawyers.

About the role

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and high performing team in a permanent role. On a daily basis, you will support a busy team of lawyers to ensure the effective delivery of social care legal work for the Council.

You will undertake case preparation and provide case support on public law cases (both pre-proceedings cases and court cases) and private law cases and be involved in a number of other tasks to support the team. You will also liaise with a range of professionals including social workers, external solicitors and barristers, expert and lay witnesses, police and court officers.

This position is designated as mobile working (majority home-based). The office base is currently at our Castlewood offices in Clevedon. Please be advised that this office will be closed by 2025. Consultation is currently underway to determine the new location for colleagues based in Castlewood. This will be at Weston-super-Mare or within North Somerset.

About you

Qualifications – 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C (including English Language and Maths).

It will be essential for you to have knowledge and experience of children law and practice and family court processes.

We require you to be able to work as part of a team, under pressure within tight timescales and have the ability to build and maintain positive working arrangements with colleagues, clients and all other relevant parties.

Why North Somerset Council?

We understand working for a local authority is more than just a job. We want to ensure our employees remain passionate about what they do and enjoys their time at North Somerset. Whether that means you want training and development opportunities or a flexible working arrangement to fit around family commitments, we will work with you to ensure you are getting the best out of your employment.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance with the option to purchase up to an additional 10 days per year. Further details can be found in the attached booklet.

Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Lorraine Sherman, Solicitor and Team Manager on 07584 607 207.

At North Somerset Council we want all our employees to feel valued and appreciated.  We aim to ensure equality of opportunity and prevent discrimination irrespective of your sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, race, age, disability, including neurodiversity, if you are married or in a civil partnership or are pregnant.  We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Somerset Council – Open, Fairer, Greener.

Closing date:
22 April 2024
Anticipated interview date: 7 May 2024

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.