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Team Lawyer - Child Care - Kingston upon Thames

Employer: Surrey County Council

  • Reference: SCC/17/40707
  • Published on: Thu 10/08/2017 11:10 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/08/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours.
  • Salary: £32,839 per annum for 36 hours per week
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penryhn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN.

£32,839 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN.

We have two positions available, one permanent and one a fixed term contract for up to one year, to cover maternity leave.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

We are looking for two flexible and motivated team lawyers to join our Legal Services' children’s social care team.

You will have conduct of proceedings and provide advice to Social Workers on a daily basis. The work is fast paced and exciting, the successful candidates will either have experience of or demonstrate an aptitude for advocacy. The team is supportive and knowledgeable and there is a commitment to development and training our in-house talent. Recent legal experience, either in-house or in private practice is desirable.

You’ll be passionate about working as part of a team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council, its partner authorities and clients served by Orbis Public Law.

Since April 2016 Surrey County Council Legal Services have been working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council as part of Orbis Public Law. The vision is to create

‘A single, resilient, sustainable cost effective legal service with a public service ethos with an ability and ambition to grow’

This partnership creates one of the largest public sector legal services in the UK and presents unrivalled opportunities to share our knowledge, experience and understanding across teams and Authorities.

In return we offer encouragement, support and development within your role and in the wider context of our partnership.

For an informal discussion contact Jan Freemantle (0208 541 9111 or jan.freemantle@Surreycc.gov.uk), Amanda Moore (0208 541 9089 or Amanda.moore@surreycc.gov.uk) or Margaret McDermott (0208 541 8013 or Margaret.mcdermott@surreycc.gov.uk)

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28th August 2017.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 7th September 2017 at County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames.

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

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