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Principal Legal Officer (Solicitor/Barrister/Cilex Lawyer) - Negotiable Hours

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Job ID:

30906

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Leeds, Yorkshire 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time, Permanent Part-Time

Posted:

15.05.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£48,474 - £51,515 pro rata

As a Principal Legal Officer you will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or Cilex lawyer (with Legal Executive Advocate Certificate (Family Proceedings) with a passion for children’s social care law and protecting the most vulnerable members of our city.

Leeds City Council is one of the largest employers in the region with over 14,000 employees. We seek to recruit and develop talented individuals who embody our council values and ambitions.

About you

As a Principal Legal Officer you will bring to the role:

  • Knowledge and experience of children’s social care law
  • Advocacy skills to represent the local authority in different levels of tribunal
  • Advise on complex issues
  • Work flexibly as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills

About the role 

This is an opportunity to protect and safeguard the most vulnerable members of the city, whilst contributing to the policies and decision making about this complex and interesting area of law.

As our next Principal Legal Officer (PO4 or PO6) you will have the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and experience, with the support of an excellent team of colleagues.  Including team managers, other lawyers, senior and legal officers, and legal assistants. 

The role is integral to our Social Care, Legal Section which supports and advises an Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ Childrens and Families department, on a range of social care matters including safeguarding, private law, adoption, forced marriage, and deprivation of liberty.  The section consists of over 30 colleagues with a wealth of knowledge and experience and a commitment to providing the very best service.

What we offer you

We take pride in offering the best employee experience, with benefits including:

  • a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement plus statutory holidays
  • membership of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund with generous employer contributions
  • flexible and hybrid working arrangements subject to service requirements
  • a clear career pathway and continuing professional development opportunities
  • a range of staff benefits to help you boost your wellbeing and make your money go further

How to apply

Apply for this job online. Please upload your CV and complete a personal statement of no more than 500 words.

Read our guidance for further advice. Please check your information carefully and ensure you complete all sections before submitting your application. 

If you have any queries or would like an informal chat about the role please contact Rebecca Roberts, Section Head.  Call 0113 3789134 or email rebecca.roberts@leeds.gov.uk 

Interviews dates to be confirmed.

Closing date: 5 June 2024 @ 23:30

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

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Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Principal Legal Officer (Solicitor/Barrister/Cilex Lawyer) - Negotiable Hours

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Job ID:

30906

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Leeds, Yorkshire 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time, Permanent Part-Time

Posted:

15.05.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£48,474 - £51,515 pro rata

As a Principal Legal Officer you will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or Cilex lawyer (with Legal Executive Advocate Certificate (Family Proceedings) with a passion for children’s social care law and protecting the most vulnerable members of our city.

Leeds City Council is one of the largest employers in the region with over 14,000 employees. We seek to recruit and develop talented individuals who embody our council values and ambitions.

About you

As a Principal Legal Officer you will bring to the role:

  • Knowledge and experience of children’s social care law
  • Advocacy skills to represent the local authority in different levels of tribunal
  • Advise on complex issues
  • Work flexibly as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills

About the role 

This is an opportunity to protect and safeguard the most vulnerable members of the city, whilst contributing to the policies and decision making about this complex and interesting area of law.

As our next Principal Legal Officer (PO4 or PO6) you will have the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and experience, with the support of an excellent team of colleagues.  Including team managers, other lawyers, senior and legal officers, and legal assistants. 

The role is integral to our Social Care, Legal Section which supports and advises an Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ Childrens and Families department, on a range of social care matters including safeguarding, private law, adoption, forced marriage, and deprivation of liberty.  The section consists of over 30 colleagues with a wealth of knowledge and experience and a commitment to providing the very best service.

What we offer you

We take pride in offering the best employee experience, with benefits including:

  • a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement plus statutory holidays
  • membership of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund with generous employer contributions
  • flexible and hybrid working arrangements subject to service requirements
  • a clear career pathway and continuing professional development opportunities
  • a range of staff benefits to help you boost your wellbeing and make your money go further

How to apply

Apply for this job online. Please upload your CV and complete a personal statement of no more than 500 words.

Read our guidance for further advice. Please check your information carefully and ensure you complete all sections before submitting your application. 

If you have any queries or would like an informal chat about the role please contact Rebecca Roberts, Section Head.  Call 0113 3789134 or email rebecca.roberts@leeds.gov.uk 

Interviews dates to be confirmed.

Closing date: 5 June 2024 @ 23:30

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