Legal Assistant (Childcare)
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/21/145983
  • Published: Mon 22/03/2021, 13:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,903 - £27,041
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Legal Assistant (Childcare)

There has never been a better time to join Birmingham Children’s Trust.

Birmingham Children’s Trust continues to go from strength to strength.

The Trust has invested in its legal practice across the last two years, in both growing the capacity of the team and strengthening its capability at a senior level.  This has also enabled the Trust to provide our solicitors and legal assistants with a strong framework of support at induction and with their career progression.

During this unprecedented time, we have ensured that our staff have the right tools and support to work remotely.

We are currently working remotely and anticipate our future working arrangements will include opportunities to continue working remotely, subject to business need and the requirements of the role to attend Court hearings and meetings in person.

We take pride in offering a high quality and proactive legal service. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our team and add to our collective value. We seek high calibre legal professionals from all sectors to help us achieve our strategic growth and long-term goals. It is your determination to provide a top-class legal service, and to get best outcomes for children which will matter most.

We are a busy, friendly, well supported, established team which offers opportunity for self-development.

The recent launch of the Birmingham & Solihull Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) pilot will provide you with an opportunity of experiencing the successes of an alternative family court for care proceedings.

Furthermore, the team is involved in a number of new projects which you will be encouraged to be a part of.

About you

The legal assistant role is open to those with strong organisational skills.  This is a fantastic opportunity to support lawyers within the legal team on a varied high-quality care caseload, assisting in all aspects of their work, and in time, your own caseload. You’ll need to demonstrate the ability to work effectively and efficiently, pay attention to detail, work to deadlines, and develop and maintain excellent relationships with clients.  

In exchange for your hard work you will be encouraged to learn and develop your skills, enabling you to take your career to the next level.
The role is currently home-based with a structured induction and daily support from the team and Senior Lawyers.

Our Vision

We believe that looking after the welfare of the children in our society is the most important task. Our vision is to be a Legal Service that helps deliver the best outcomes for children. We have a single focus on making Birmingham’s children healthy, happy and confident. Join us and help shape our service to make our vision a reality. Together we’ll make a bigger and better difference for the future of our city.

Our Values

We are one team. We support and motivate each other; we work together and we respect each other. We each have an important role to play. 

                                                                ONE TEAM

                                ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

                                                                     QUALITY AND INNOVATION


                                                  HIGH SUPPORHIGH CHALLENGE                         

We work tirelessly with staff and partners to drive the behaviours’, supported by strategies, policies and procedures that truly reflect them.

Our Benefits and Opportunities

We pride ourselves on making BCT a great place to work, making sure everyone feels valued and welcomed, with a genuine commitment to keeping our staff safe and well at work.  We offer a comprehensive package of support and training at all levels with clear career progression opportunities. 

To find out more about our offer please view the candidate pack for more information.

Interviews will take place week commencing 26th April 2021 & 3rd May 2021

Informal enquiries to:

Suzanne Waters, Head of Service/Principal Lawyer




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