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Senior Lawyer (SEND)

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Job ID:

31043

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services, Education

Location:

Cheshire, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.05.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

 £45,291 - £51,989 per annum

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities. 

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

ABOUT THE ROLE
Legal Services provide legal and procedural advice and support to our client department, in the most effective and efficient way to meet the requirements of the Council has a whole and specific Services and Departments.

These roles provide support to the Principal Lawyers, including but not limited to conducting SEN Tribunals, Education matters & general queries, Judicial Review, and School / Transport appeals.

We are a close-knit supportive team, working hard towards positive outcomes for our client departments and the people of Cheshire East.You will also be encouraged to build on your career goals, in a forward thinking, inclusive Authority.

ABOUT YOU
You will;

  • Be an admitted Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive with a current practising certificate or equivalent.
  • Have a wide range of post qualification experience in Education law including SEN.
  • Provide timely, high quality, legal, tactical & strategic advice.
  • Have excellent communication skills, be able to work under pressure and to prioritise your workload to meet tight deadlines.
  • Be able to represent the Council, including a willingness to undertake advocacy.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as demonstrable skills in negotiation, drafting, and persuading.
  • Be able to work confidently & effectively either alone or as part of a team.
  • Support and assist the rest of the team as well as build & maintain excellent client relationships.
  • Be required to provide training to clients and stakeholders as required.

WHAT WE GIVE IN RETURN

  • ENHANCED ANNUAL LEAVE - 34 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays) from day 1, increasing up to 39 days after only 5 years' service
  • ENHANCED PUBLIC PENSION - A career average pension (contributions built at a rate of 1/49th of your yearly pensionable pay
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING PATTERN - 37-hour standard full time working week and hybrid/remote working arrangements
  • PURCHASE OF ANNUAL LEAVE - The ability to purchase up to 10 days' extra annual leave each year in addition to your normal annual leave entitlements (this is pro-rata for part time staff)
  • CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME - Receive up Income Tax and National Insurance savings of up to 25-39% off the retail price of the bike and safety equipment package (savings dependent on the value of your chosen package and your tax status
  • EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME - A completely free to use and confidential assistance service for all employees to help staff manage, reduce and overcome the impact of life issues which they may experience from time to time, both within work and their personal life
  • PAID VOLUNTEER LEAVE – Up to two days paid leave per year to volunteer for local organisations in the borough of Cheshire East
  • VIRGIN MEDIA AND O2 DISCOUNTS - Exclusive discounts on Virgin Media Broadband and O2 pay monthly plans.
  • DISCOUNTED GYM MEMBERSHIPS - Access to corporate membership prices for Everybody Leisure which includes:
    • Gym, Swim and Group Fitness at all 16 facilities
    • Off-Peak Racket Sports
    • Athletics Tracks
    • Sauna/Steam/Spa

HOW TO APPLY
If you want to be part of Cheshire East Council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

To apply for the role please click apply for this job at the bottom of the page, or, for or an informal chat about the role please contact: Jennie Summers – Legal Team Manager (People) via email jennie.summers@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Closing date: 21 June 2024

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

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Cheshire East Council
Cheshire, North-West, United Kingdom

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Cheshire East Council
Cheshire, North-West, United Kingdom
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Senior Lawyer (SEND)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

31043

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services, Education

Location:

Cheshire, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.05.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

 £45,291 - £51,989 per annum

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities. 

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

ABOUT THE ROLE
Legal Services provide legal and procedural advice and support to our client department, in the most effective and efficient way to meet the requirements of the Council has a whole and specific Services and Departments.

These roles provide support to the Principal Lawyers, including but not limited to conducting SEN Tribunals, Education matters & general queries, Judicial Review, and School / Transport appeals.

We are a close-knit supportive team, working hard towards positive outcomes for our client departments and the people of Cheshire East.You will also be encouraged to build on your career goals, in a forward thinking, inclusive Authority.

ABOUT YOU
You will;

  • Be an admitted Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive with a current practising certificate or equivalent.
  • Have a wide range of post qualification experience in Education law including SEN.
  • Provide timely, high quality, legal, tactical & strategic advice.
  • Have excellent communication skills, be able to work under pressure and to prioritise your workload to meet tight deadlines.
  • Be able to represent the Council, including a willingness to undertake advocacy.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as demonstrable skills in negotiation, drafting, and persuading.
  • Be able to work confidently & effectively either alone or as part of a team.
  • Support and assist the rest of the team as well as build & maintain excellent client relationships.
  • Be required to provide training to clients and stakeholders as required.

WHAT WE GIVE IN RETURN

  • ENHANCED ANNUAL LEAVE - 34 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays) from day 1, increasing up to 39 days after only 5 years' service
  • ENHANCED PUBLIC PENSION - A career average pension (contributions built at a rate of 1/49th of your yearly pensionable pay
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING PATTERN - 37-hour standard full time working week and hybrid/remote working arrangements
  • PURCHASE OF ANNUAL LEAVE - The ability to purchase up to 10 days' extra annual leave each year in addition to your normal annual leave entitlements (this is pro-rata for part time staff)
  • CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME - Receive up Income Tax and National Insurance savings of up to 25-39% off the retail price of the bike and safety equipment package (savings dependent on the value of your chosen package and your tax status
  • EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME - A completely free to use and confidential assistance service for all employees to help staff manage, reduce and overcome the impact of life issues which they may experience from time to time, both within work and their personal life
  • PAID VOLUNTEER LEAVE – Up to two days paid leave per year to volunteer for local organisations in the borough of Cheshire East
  • VIRGIN MEDIA AND O2 DISCOUNTS - Exclusive discounts on Virgin Media Broadband and O2 pay monthly plans.
  • DISCOUNTED GYM MEMBERSHIPS - Access to corporate membership prices for Everybody Leisure which includes:
    • Gym, Swim and Group Fitness at all 16 facilities
    • Off-Peak Racket Sports
    • Athletics Tracks
    • Sauna/Steam/Spa

HOW TO APPLY
If you want to be part of Cheshire East Council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

To apply for the role please click apply for this job at the bottom of the page, or, for or an informal chat about the role please contact: Jennie Summers – Legal Team Manager (People) via email jennie.summers@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Closing date: 21 June 2024

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