Legal Officer (Child Care)

You will be required to perform the duties involved in providing a comprehensive legal service to the Council.

Requirements of the Post:

– Recent in depth experience of working in a legal office dealing with Social Care matters to include Child Protection and litigation work

– ILEX or equivalent (fully 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

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

– Experience of /skills in drafting legal documentation and a willingness to support Lawyers in these tasks

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

– Out of hours attendance for work such as emergency work may occasionally be required

For an informal discussion please contact Fiona Gingell (Principal Lawyer, Social Care & Safeguarding) on 0116 454 1465.

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

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