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Legal Support Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/20097
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 14:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,943 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Weybridge

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Legal Support Officer

The starting salary for this role is £21,943 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. 

We have an exciting opportunity for one full time Legal Childcare Support Officer to join our friendly and fast paced team. The Childcare Support Officer will be responsible for ensuring that requests from Childcare Lawyers and Social Workers are actioned promptly and with excellent attention to detail. The Childcare Support Officer will also be responsible for maintaining information databases and being a guardian of our case management system, Prescient Plus, as well as our online bundling tool Caselines.

You will be expected to meet strict deadlines, therefore the ability to work under pressure is essential. As well as this, you will be expected to provide ad-hoc secretarial support to Lawyers e.g. preparing bundles, creating and amending documents and answering telephone calls. Other duties include administration work with regards to loaning and return of the county’s deeds and agreements, post handling, ad-hoc tasks such as scanning and printing, and sealing of official documents using the county’s historic seal.

You will be responsible for creating, amending and overseeing the management of large, complex Childcare files from beginning to end. In addition, you will be required to attend our hub office in Weybridge called Dakota as well as other hub sites across Surrey’s estate as per business requirements. Flexible home working is a part of this role and you will be able to work from home up to 3 days per week, subject to business needs and requirements.

This role requires you to work cooperatively as part of a team to deliver seamless support to our Childcare Lawyers and Paralegals and provide an administrative service to clients from other departments within Surrey County Council.

Situated in a sensitive and confidential legal environment, the post requires exceptional organisational and IT skills, with the ability to prioritise work and a clear focus on meeting deadlines. You will be expected to make straightforward decisions relating to your role, whilst maintaining strict confidentiality rules and excellent attention to detail.

This is a permanent, full time position, with the opportunity to develop and grow into more senior roles within the Childcare Legal Support team.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th January 2022. 

Interviews will take place in early February 2022.

This is a Fixed Term contract until 29th July 2022

We anticipate receiving a high number of applications for this position and therefore an early application is encouraged. Please click the apply button below.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Henry East by email: We look forward to receiving your application. 


From flexible working to job sharing 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.

Our Commitment

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.