Qualified Lawyer (Child Care)

Location: City Hall, Leicester, LE1 1FZ

2x Permanent, Full Time 

Leicester City Council has two exciting opportunities for dynamic and suitably qualified lawyers to join our Social Care & Safeguarding Section. If you want to make a difference, be part of a strong team and work for a progressive unitary authority offering a demanding and exciting work portfolio with opportunities for career development then we’d like to talk to you.

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

Requirements of the post:

– 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

– Good written and oral communications skills

– Excellent advocacy skills plus a willingness to undertake advocacy

– Demonstrable skills and strengths in negotiation, drafting, giving advice, persuading and influencing

– Willing and able to adapt to new and differing areas of work and / or procedures

– Out of hours attendance for work such as emergency work may occasionally be required, attending committee meetings etc.

– Subject to an Enhanced DBS check

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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