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Advocacy Lawyer

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Job ID:

4100

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Coventry, West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer, Legal Executive
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

11.01.2018

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

COV000010334
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Job Description:

£35,444 - £41,967 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented advocate within the Childcare Advocacy team. We are looking for enthusiastic and able lawyers to join our service and to represent the Council as our in-house advocates. A qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive, you will have experience of handling complex local authority child care cases in all tiers of court. You must be self-motivated and able to provide a high quality, client-focused legal service to work effectively as part of a team and establish good relations with your client departments and outside agencies including the police.

Benefits
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include working in a new purpose built modern office environment, within 1 minute walk from Coventry train Station. This will also include working from home (subject to project/service area requirements) and a generous holiday allowance (starting at 35 days including bank holidays). In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Key Requirements
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

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

Closing date:
21st January, 2018

Interview Date:Monday 5th February 2018

Working Pattern: Standard 37 hours

Equalities Statement
Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.
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Coventry City Council
Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Coventry City Council
Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Advocacy Lawyer

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Job ID:

4100

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Coventry, West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer, Legal Executive
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

11.01.2018

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

COV000010334
col-wide   

Job Description:

£35,444 - £41,967 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented advocate within the Childcare Advocacy team. We are looking for enthusiastic and able lawyers to join our service and to represent the Council as our in-house advocates. A qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive, you will have experience of handling complex local authority child care cases in all tiers of court. You must be self-motivated and able to provide a high quality, client-focused legal service to work effectively as part of a team and establish good relations with your client departments and outside agencies including the police.

Benefits
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include working in a new purpose built modern office environment, within 1 minute walk from Coventry train Station. This will also include working from home (subject to project/service area requirements) and a generous holiday allowance (starting at 35 days including bank holidays). In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Key Requirements
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

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

Closing date:
21st January, 2018

Interview Date:Monday 5th February 2018

Working Pattern: Standard 37 hours

Equalities Statement
Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.