Legal Officer (Child Care)

Legal Officer (Child Care)

Salary: £23,866 – £26,470 per annum

Location: City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ

2x Permanent, Full Time

You will be required to support the busy Social Care & Safeguarding legal team dealing with child protection matters, performing the duties involved in providing a comprehensive legal service to the Council.

The role will largely involve supporting Lawyers in the team with matters relating to child protection and public child care matters to involve (but not limited to) providing legal advice under supervision and drafting/checking legal documents. We are looking for confident and self-motivated individuals. You will work in a supportive environment and be involved with highly sensitive child protection legal work.

Requirements of the post include:

-ILEX or equivalent (full degree level ability in core areas of practice) or has substantial vocational training and applied experience as a legal assistant or equivalent in a legal environment being supervised by a qualified Lawyer;

-Recent in-depth experience of working in a legal office dealing with Social Care matters to include child protection and litigation work;

-Knowledge and experience of court processes, including applications relating to private and public law child care matters;

-Experience of /skills in drafting legal documentation;

-Able to give clear, concise advice and enter into negotiations to achieve the best outcomes and meet objectives;

-Proven ability to network effectively with excellent influencing and negotiating skills;

-Ability to inspire confidence through professional credibility and quality of advice;

-Managing a full caseload whilst also supporting a team of qualified Lawyers;

-Ability to follow procedures and work to a high degree of accuracy.


For an informal discussion please contact Fiona Gingell, Principal Lawyer on Tel: 0116 454 1465.

Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our method of contact.

Closing Date: 14 November 2018

Post Number: R5690/1018KP

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