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Lawyer – Children’s Social Care & Safeguarding

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Job ID:

7000

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Northamptonshire, East of England 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

15.10.2018

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Starting salary in the region of £36,989 to £43,506 DOE

Located in Northampton

LGSS Law Ltd is an innovative social enterprise law firm providing legal services to the public and not for profit sector. We have grown significantly in recent years and in addition to our head office in Huntingdon, we have branch offices, in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. We pride ourselves on giving high quality, comprehensive and affordable advice to our many clients, who include local authorities, health bodies, charities, schools and housing associations across the region.

The overall purpose for the role is to provide a range of public sector clients with a professional and innovative legal service predominantly in respect of their Children’s Social Care & Safeguarding functions and other areas of legal practice where necessary.

This in turn will enable you to develop your experience within this sector at a quicker pace.  You will also be involved, as part of the team, to assist with the development of policies and strategies to enable us to deliver a more effective service to deal with the large volume of challenges that our clients are currently facing within this sector. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the job.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • To act as a legal advisor to the client organisations in relation to their Children’s social care functions and other corporate or constitutional and administrative matters to ensure compliance with statutory duties and obligations and to protect the best interests of the client organisations.
  • Advise upon and conduct proceedings relating to the care and protection of children and young people to secure the proper course of action and balanced and favourable judgements
  • Advise upon other matters relating to children’s social care as required by the client organisation.
  • To provide legal advice and support services to clients, to liaise with clients and other witnesses and to advise on the appropriate course of action in both civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Act as a source of legal advice and support to any of the client Committees and Directorates as directed to cover the absence of colleagues.    
  • To attend courts and tribunals undertaking advocacy where required and to represent clients in negotiations and discussions with third parties in matters regarding the areas of legal practice relevant to the post.
  • To support the LGSS Law Ltd management team in building and maintaining effective working relationships with clients to ensure the delivery of a seamless and client focussed service.
  • To promote LGSS Law Ltd and to identify further areas of development to both existing and potential work streams.
  • To support the LGSS Law Ltd management team by complying with all of LGSS Law’s practice management requirements including time recording and billing, Lexcel and other accreditation schemes.
  • To support the LGSS LAW Ltd management team in developing and maintaining effective partnerships, networks and join working arrangements to ensure the most effective provision of Legal Services to meet the needs and aspirations of the clients.
  • Develop, provide legal input and deliver training courses to relevant persons to increase the clients’ awareness of relevant legal issues and to increase their self-sufficiency.
  • To carry out such other legal work and other tasks as required by the Director of LGSS Law, Heads of Service or Principal Lawyer from time to time including work within other unrelated legal fields.    
QUALIFICATIONS

Essential
•    Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales or member of the Bar who has completed pupillage

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Essential
•    A demonstrated understanding of the local government legal framework including practice and policy issues, with particular reference to prosecutions and civil actions including personal injury, insurance matters, debt recovery, judicial review, employment and education.
•    Knowledge of and ability to apply and interpret child related law including care and adoption proceedings.
•    Previous advocacy experience including contested EPO applications, interim and full care order applications.
•    Ability to conduct legal research, interpret legislation and summarise the key points of relevant legislation and case law.
•    Ability to develop client relationships and identify areas for expansion of work.

Closing date for applications: COB Friday 23rd November 2018

To apply, or to request a copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accept applications where a covering letter supporting a CV is submitted.

Keywords: Lawyer, Children’s Social Care and Safeguarding, Public Sector, Law vacancy, Law jobs, Law, Law careers, Legal careers, Legal jobs, Legal vacancy, CBC, Central Beds, Bedfordshire
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LGSS Law Ltd
East of England, United Kingdom

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Employer Info


LGSS Law Ltd
East of England, United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 699818
Web Site: http://www.lgsslaw.com/

Lawyer – Children’s Social Care & Safeguarding

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

7000

Practice Area(s):

Children's Services

Location:

Northamptonshire, East of England 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

15.10.2018

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Starting salary in the region of £36,989 to £43,506 DOE

Located in Northampton

LGSS Law Ltd is an innovative social enterprise law firm providing legal services to the public and not for profit sector. We have grown significantly in recent years and in addition to our head office in Huntingdon, we have branch offices, in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. We pride ourselves on giving high quality, comprehensive and affordable advice to our many clients, who include local authorities, health bodies, charities, schools and housing associations across the region.

The overall purpose for the role is to provide a range of public sector clients with a professional and innovative legal service predominantly in respect of their Children’s Social Care & Safeguarding functions and other areas of legal practice where necessary.

This in turn will enable you to develop your experience within this sector at a quicker pace.  You will also be involved, as part of the team, to assist with the development of policies and strategies to enable us to deliver a more effective service to deal with the large volume of challenges that our clients are currently facing within this sector. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the job.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • To act as a legal advisor to the client organisations in relation to their Children’s social care functions and other corporate or constitutional and administrative matters to ensure compliance with statutory duties and obligations and to protect the best interests of the client organisations.
  • Advise upon and conduct proceedings relating to the care and protection of children and young people to secure the proper course of action and balanced and favourable judgements
  • Advise upon other matters relating to children’s social care as required by the client organisation.
  • To provide legal advice and support services to clients, to liaise with clients and other witnesses and to advise on the appropriate course of action in both civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Act as a source of legal advice and support to any of the client Committees and Directorates as directed to cover the absence of colleagues.    
  • To attend courts and tribunals undertaking advocacy where required and to represent clients in negotiations and discussions with third parties in matters regarding the areas of legal practice relevant to the post.
  • To support the LGSS Law Ltd management team in building and maintaining effective working relationships with clients to ensure the delivery of a seamless and client focussed service.
  • To promote LGSS Law Ltd and to identify further areas of development to both existing and potential work streams.
  • To support the LGSS Law Ltd management team by complying with all of LGSS Law’s practice management requirements including time recording and billing, Lexcel and other accreditation schemes.
  • To support the LGSS LAW Ltd management team in developing and maintaining effective partnerships, networks and join working arrangements to ensure the most effective provision of Legal Services to meet the needs and aspirations of the clients.
  • Develop, provide legal input and deliver training courses to relevant persons to increase the clients’ awareness of relevant legal issues and to increase their self-sufficiency.
  • To carry out such other legal work and other tasks as required by the Director of LGSS Law, Heads of Service or Principal Lawyer from time to time including work within other unrelated legal fields.    
QUALIFICATIONS

Essential
•    Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales or member of the Bar who has completed pupillage

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Essential
•    A demonstrated understanding of the local government legal framework including practice and policy issues, with particular reference to prosecutions and civil actions including personal injury, insurance matters, debt recovery, judicial review, employment and education.
•    Knowledge of and ability to apply and interpret child related law including care and adoption proceedings.
•    Previous advocacy experience including contested EPO applications, interim and full care order applications.
•    Ability to conduct legal research, interpret legislation and summarise the key points of relevant legislation and case law.
•    Ability to develop client relationships and identify areas for expansion of work.

Closing date for applications: COB Friday 23rd November 2018

To apply, or to request a copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accept applications where a covering letter supporting a CV is submitted.

Keywords: Lawyer, Children’s Social Care and Safeguarding, Public Sector, Law vacancy, Law jobs, Law, Law careers, Legal careers, Legal jobs, Legal vacancy, CBC, Central Beds, Bedfordshire