Job description


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


How to Apply:

- This is an open recruitment advert* For this particular role, we are looking for CV’s and supporting statements only. Should you wish to apply for this position, please click ‘apply now’ at the top or bottom of the page. You will only need to complete the required fields on the form – personal information & equalities questionnaire. Please ensure you attach your CV and Supporting Statement identifying how you meet the person specification. Please note that applications which are not accompanied by either of these will not be considered.

About the job:

Due to expansion, an exciting opportunity has arisen within our Social Care & Safeguarding team to recruit an additional two Child Care lawyers. If you are dynamic and motivated about working within the Public sector and are passionate about Child protection work then we want to hear from you. We offer a supported working environment with flexible working to include home working and opportunities for career development. You will be joining a well-established and experienced team of lawyers, paralegals and support staff. Hours: Full Time - 37 hours per week Salary: £38,813 - £41,675 per annum

You Will:

Advise, negotiate and act as advocate as required and to have conduct of hearings Draft agreements, contracts, pleadings and other legal documents as required Provide advice and service committees, joint committees, panels, advisory bodies and working parties as required. Assist in the training and supervision of less experienced staff. Keep up to date with and provide advice on legal issues. Assist in the appointment and instruction of external solicitors, barristers and other advisors and to monitor their performance

Requirements of post:

Demonstrate commitment to working with computer and other office systems Willing and able to adapt to new and differing areas of work and / or procedures Experience of good written and oral communications skills Excellent advocacy skills plus a willingness to undertake advocacy Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive entitled to practise Recent in depth knowledge and post qualification experience in Child Care litigation, to include advising on social services functions in respect of children, young persons, safeguarding and judicial review challenges Demonstrable skills and strengths in negotiation, drafting, giving advice, persuading and influencing - Subject to an Enhanced DBS Check For an informal discussion please contact Fiona Gingell, Principal Lawyer (Social Care & Safeguarding) on 0116 454 1465.

Job Reference: LCC00040