About the job
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, motivated and forward-thinking legal service. You will be working within a friendly and supportive team environment where your professional development will be nurtured and appreciated. You will be working on some of the most sensitive and challenging, yet the most rewarding of cases, supporting our Social Care clients in achieving the best outcomes for children within Leicester City.
We offer flexible working, including some home working with dedicated legal support, promoting a healthy work life balance. This is your chance to make a difference and join an expanding team of friendly and experienced lawyers. We thank you for your interest in this role and look forward to hearing from you.
Providing legal advice and representation to the Council on matters relating to child protection. You will manage a reasonable caseload of public law childcare and pre-proceedings matters, working collaboratively with the team to ensure best practice, including assisting in the supervision and training of less experienced staff. You will also conduct your own advocacy by representing the Local Authority at Court hearings and will provide tailored legal advice to council officers.
What you'll need
You will be a Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive entitled to practice. As a great communicator you must be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills as well as demonstrable skills and strengths in negotiation, drafting, persuading and influencing.
You will be required to demonstrate advocacy skills and a willingness to undertake advocacy. To succeed in this role, you will have recent in-depth knowledge and post qualification experience in Child Care litigation.
The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
If the above sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!
We have up to three roles available on a permanent basis, 37 hours per week, flexible and part-time working will be considered.
Please submit your CV and supporting statement referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements. To give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted, ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge where this is being measured by application form, identifying how you meet the person specification.
For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Fiona Gingell by email to Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org
What we can offer you
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.