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Senior Lawyer - Safeguarding Children
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: GOV00204
  • Published: Tue 19/11/2019, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 09/12/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £46293 - £49203
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Senior Lawyer - Safeguarding Children

Benefits and Allowances

Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review

Role Purpose

A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills with good quality experience. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work. In addition to possessing a rich history and heritage, we have a strong corporate commitment to excellence and progress, with service to the community at the heart of everything we do.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the Council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertake in-house. We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the Council’s functions and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join the team.

Key Responsibilities

You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with Children’s Social Care,reporting to the Principal Lawyer - Safeguarding Children. You will be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with Childcarelegal work including emergency applications, care proceedings, adoptionand Inherent Jurisdiction and of providing advice at panel meetings. You will alsohave strong advocacy skills. Experience of Judicial Reviews and Adult socialcare work will be an advantage as the post holder may be required to providesupport on adult social care matters.

You willbe able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision and will beaccustomed to working at pace in a busy team.


You must be aQualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practisingcertificate.

Recentapplicants should not reapply

Test &Interviews will be held on: 7th JANUARY 2020