The salary for this role is £46,634 per annum based on a 36-hour working week. This role is part of our Lawyers Career Scheme providing the opportunity to progress to £52,625 per annum.
Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in the area of adult social care law?
Are you committed to working as part of a supportive, successful and Lexcel accredited in-house legal team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council?
Are you looking to work in an agile organisation that focuses on outcomes?
If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified, flexible and motivated Lawyer to join the friendly team that advises Adult Social Care and Mental Health across 12 locality teams in Surrey. Our work is interesting and varied and we work for informed and appreciative client teams
In this role you will have the conduct of S21 appeals and general welfare matters in Court, together with the provision of advice to front line social workers, sometimes to tight deadlines. Other work includes advising on DOLs, ordinary residence disputes, mental health and general safeguarding.
You will be able to demonstrate recent legal experience in the relevant areas of law alongside the following skills and abilities:
- Conducting cases in the Court of Protection
- Providing practical clear advice on a range of adult social care matters
- Effective team working
- Ability to take on urgent, and sometimes unfamiliar, matters at short notice
- Managing competing priorities to achieve client deadlines
- Exemplary client care.
Our administrative base is located in Reigate, but we also have an office in Weybridge where our Support Team is based. The Council operates an agile working policy so we are able to provide flexibility in terms of where you work. There is an opportunity to work from numerous locations in Surrey, together with some homeworking.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th October 2022.
Interviews will take place towards the end of October 2022.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Deborah Chantler by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.