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 weekSalary: £38,813 - £41,675 per annum
Advise, negotiate and act as advocate as required and to have conduct of hearingsDraft agreements, contracts, pleadings and other legal documents as requiredProvide 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 systemsWilling and able to adapt to new and differing areas of work and / or proceduresExperience of good written and oral communications skillsExcellent advocacy skills plus a willingness to undertake advocacyQualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive entitled to practiseRecent 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 challengesDemonstrable skills and strengths in negotiation, drafting, giving advice, persuading and influencing- Subject to an Enhanced DBS CheckFor an informal discussion please contact Fiona Gingell, Principal Lawyer (Social Care & Safeguarding) on 0116 454 1465.
What we can offer you
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.