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Adult Social Care Lawyer

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Job ID:

31566

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care

Location:

Leicestershire, East Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

10.07.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£37,410 - £50,865 per annum (pro rata for part-time) plus a Golden Hello lump sum payment equal to 10% of salary on appointment

Are you a qualified and experienced solicitor with a keen interest in promoting the equality and independence of vulnerable adults, alongside safeguarding and protection from abuse?  If so, come and join our dedicated team of in-house Adult Social Care solicitors in this challenging and rewarding area of practice.

About the Role

Are you an experienced lawyer whether Solicitor, Barrister, or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives working in private practice, or local authority? Do you have a keen interest in supporting the work of a large local authority in promoting the equality and independence of some of the most vulnerable members of its community, alongside safeguarding and protection from abuse? Are you someone looking to develop your experience in adult social care work? Are you ready for your next challenge? If so, please read on, we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join us in this challenging and rewarding area of practice. You will have sound litigation skills, preferably within the welfare jurisdiction of the Court of Protection, together with the ability to undertake advocacy from time to time. Excellent legal research skills are also required for advice work on mental health and mental capacity, safeguarding, ordinary residence, community care funding and responsibilities including no recourse to public funds, finance issues, as well as providing guidance on policy and practice in response to changes in the law. 

You are not expected to be an expert in all these areas, however broad experience and a keen willingness to find out is a definite advantage, as is a dynamic and solution-focused approach.

Joining a friendly and supportive team, where different skills, knowledge and experiences are valued as an important resource, you can expect a collaborative working environment that includes:

  • The opportunity to undertake some of the most complex and important case work supporting vulnerable adults in the Court of Protection.
  • The opportunity to exercise your legal analysis skills with the production of high quality written and verbal advice.
  • An opportunity to enhance /develop advocacy skills appropriate to the role and your experience. 
  • Provision of dedicated paralegal support.
  • Guidance from a highly regarded and experienced managers (job share). 

Additional benefits of working for Leicestershire County Council include:

  • Attractive benefits package including leave entitlement of up to 32 days depending on grade and length of service plus public holidays and leave buy back scheme, generous local government pension scheme, free on-site parking, restaurant and food outlet, employee benefits and discount scheme. Payment of required professional fees.
  • Employee friendly policies including carer support and comprehensive wellbeing support services. The council is a ‘Mindful Employer’ and committed to the well- being of its staff and workplace equality initiatives.
  • Career development support: the council recognises the value of mentoring, training and development. All managers in legal services are experienced and highly regarded legal practitioners both within the council and externally. 
  • Work life balance: Hybrid working policies to promote work - life balance and effective remote home working.  

About You

To apply for this post, you must:

  • Be qualified as an admitted Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
  • Have recent and substantial experience of dealing with local authority work to include at least two of the following specialist areas: mental health law, deprivation of liberty safeguards/Mental Capacity Act, court of protection work including welfare proceedings, judicial review, and adult protection/other adult social care issues.
  • Have experience in the conduct of complex public law litigation to include drafting chronologies, statements, position statements and briefs.
  • Have knowledge of public sector and/or administrative law/judicial review, and the functions of an Adult Social Care Services Department including mental health, mental capacity, court of protection, adult protection, and community care law both in relation to individual cases and wider policy issues.
  • Be able to assimilate information rapidly and present effective solutions and appropriate advice and guidance in a timely manner.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers, and internal and external stakeholders to persuade and influence appropriate outcomes.
  • Have excellent organisation and prioritisation skills, IT skills, and written communication skills to enable the drafting of legal documents.

You must also have an understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations. 

In addition, we expect you to share our commitment to our values and will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the interview process.

Reasonable adjustments will be considered for applicants with a disability.

Closing date: 11 August 2024

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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Leicestershire County Council
Leicestershire, East Midlands, United Kingdom

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Adult Social Care Lawyer

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Job ID:

31566

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care

Location:

Leicestershire, East Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

10.07.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£37,410 - £50,865 per annum (pro rata for part-time) plus a Golden Hello lump sum payment equal to 10% of salary on appointment

Are you a qualified and experienced solicitor with a keen interest in promoting the equality and independence of vulnerable adults, alongside safeguarding and protection from abuse?  If so, come and join our dedicated team of in-house Adult Social Care solicitors in this challenging and rewarding area of practice.

About the Role

Are you an experienced lawyer whether Solicitor, Barrister, or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives working in private practice, or local authority? Do you have a keen interest in supporting the work of a large local authority in promoting the equality and independence of some of the most vulnerable members of its community, alongside safeguarding and protection from abuse? Are you someone looking to develop your experience in adult social care work? Are you ready for your next challenge? If so, please read on, we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join us in this challenging and rewarding area of practice. You will have sound litigation skills, preferably within the welfare jurisdiction of the Court of Protection, together with the ability to undertake advocacy from time to time. Excellent legal research skills are also required for advice work on mental health and mental capacity, safeguarding, ordinary residence, community care funding and responsibilities including no recourse to public funds, finance issues, as well as providing guidance on policy and practice in response to changes in the law. 

You are not expected to be an expert in all these areas, however broad experience and a keen willingness to find out is a definite advantage, as is a dynamic and solution-focused approach.

Joining a friendly and supportive team, where different skills, knowledge and experiences are valued as an important resource, you can expect a collaborative working environment that includes:

  • The opportunity to undertake some of the most complex and important case work supporting vulnerable adults in the Court of Protection.
  • The opportunity to exercise your legal analysis skills with the production of high quality written and verbal advice.
  • An opportunity to enhance /develop advocacy skills appropriate to the role and your experience. 
  • Provision of dedicated paralegal support.
  • Guidance from a highly regarded and experienced managers (job share). 

Additional benefits of working for Leicestershire County Council include:

  • Attractive benefits package including leave entitlement of up to 32 days depending on grade and length of service plus public holidays and leave buy back scheme, generous local government pension scheme, free on-site parking, restaurant and food outlet, employee benefits and discount scheme. Payment of required professional fees.
  • Employee friendly policies including carer support and comprehensive wellbeing support services. The council is a ‘Mindful Employer’ and committed to the well- being of its staff and workplace equality initiatives.
  • Career development support: the council recognises the value of mentoring, training and development. All managers in legal services are experienced and highly regarded legal practitioners both within the council and externally. 
  • Work life balance: Hybrid working policies to promote work - life balance and effective remote home working.  

About You

To apply for this post, you must:

  • Be qualified as an admitted Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
  • Have recent and substantial experience of dealing with local authority work to include at least two of the following specialist areas: mental health law, deprivation of liberty safeguards/Mental Capacity Act, court of protection work including welfare proceedings, judicial review, and adult protection/other adult social care issues.
  • Have experience in the conduct of complex public law litigation to include drafting chronologies, statements, position statements and briefs.
  • Have knowledge of public sector and/or administrative law/judicial review, and the functions of an Adult Social Care Services Department including mental health, mental capacity, court of protection, adult protection, and community care law both in relation to individual cases and wider policy issues.
  • Be able to assimilate information rapidly and present effective solutions and appropriate advice and guidance in a timely manner.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers, and internal and external stakeholders to persuade and influence appropriate outcomes.
  • Have excellent organisation and prioritisation skills, IT skills, and written communication skills to enable the drafting of legal documents.

You must also have an understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations. 

In addition, we expect you to share our commitment to our values and will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the interview process.

Reasonable adjustments will be considered for applicants with a disability.

Closing date: 11 August 2024

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