Senior Lawyer - Child Care
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/9137
  • Published: Fri 26/06/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,734 - £51,725 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: KT1 2DN

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Senior Lawyer - Child Care

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About the role

Surrey County Council is looking to expand and consolidate our successful in-house legal team in the area of child protection. We have created new and exciting opportunities within our children’s social care team for a Principal Lawyer, two Senior Lawyers and a paralegal.

We are looking for two flexible, motivated and ambitious solicitors or barristers to join our progressive service. Senior Lawyers within the team hold a complex, interesting and varied workload with the opportunity to develop themselves and others through supervision of junior members of the team.

The team is skilled and Lexcel accredited. Feedback from the inspection is that the induction and supervision of lawyers is an area of good practice. The variety of quality case work in Surrey presents all lawyers with opportunities to develop their knowledge, experience and understanding.

For this role, you will be expected to contribute to the management of the childcare team, undertake advocacy and hold a quality caseload of complex matters. We are looking for a candidate with experience of or a demonstrable commitment to developing management and supervisory skills.

In return we offer a positive flexible working environment, personal and professional development opportunities, enthusiastic colleagues, passionate about the work that they do and a competitive remuneration package. 

For more information, please see the job description attached at the bottom of this page.

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To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please email Zeilie White We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19th July 2020.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 27th July 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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