Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Bristol


You will be qualified, and hold a practicing certificate as a Solicitor, Barrister or FCILEx; and be able to demonstrate post qualification experience in Child Protection/Child Care, including Advocacy.

Bristol is an exciting, diverse, and thriving City to live and work in. Bristol City Council reflects this, working to improve its Citizens lives, and the City in which they live.

You will assist with meeting the legal service’s income generation target, advise internal and external clients on matters with minimal supervision; and be able to manage a substantial and varied caseload, developing strong client relationships, delivering complex advice clearly. The ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritize will be essential; and to carry out all duties in a professional and accurate manner with, a client focused approach.

You will be part of a large team that works collaboratively, finding practical solutions to many complex legal issues, regardless of which team or role you are in. Working for a diverse and innovative Council, you will need to be quick-thinking and versatile; and comfortable working with a wide range of people, supporting the provision of legal services to our growing number of external clients. It is an exciting, intellectually challenging environment that will test your legal expertise, judgement, and knowledge to the full.