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Lawyer - Education
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/30516
  • Published: Thu 02/03/2023, 6:05 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/03/2023, 6:05 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £41127 - £52625 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey

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Lawyer - Education

The starting salary for this role is £41,127 - £52,625 per annum depending on experience (with a Lawyers Career Scheme providing the opportunity to progress to £52,625). This salary is based on a 36-hour working week.

We are open to applications from candidates looking for term time only hours. The salary for working 36 hours per week, 38 weeks per year is £34,621 - £44,301 per annum.

Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in Education Law?

As an Education Lawyer, you will join a supportive, successful and Lexcel accredited in-house legal team that delivers effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council.

Our team culture is one which is supportive and engaged. If you are interested in developing and enhancing your existing skills whilst undertaking quality and varied work in the area of education, we'd love to hear from you.

About you

You could be newly qualified or someone with experience in either the private or public sector. We recognise transferable skills and are willing to work with candidates to further develop their skills in this rewarding area.

About the role

You will be expected to carry out a range of key responsibilities, which will include:

  • Advising schools on a broad range of legal matters such as Data Protection, Complaints, and Equalities
  • Providing advice on Education law matters (including advice in the area of special educational needs) to the Council in respect of its duties and responsibilities in this area

You will have the opportunity to join our Lawyers Career Scheme which will allow for accelerated career and salary progression based on performance. You will be supported through training, regular supervision and development plans to continue learning and developing your expertise and so achieve successful progression through the career scheme.

The Council adopts a hybrid working policy with flexible working arrangements which includes access to our offices in Reigate, Leatherhead and Weybridge combined with remote or home working. We intend to continue working in a hybrid manner in the future and are open to discussions around preferred working arrangements. The team are very approachable (even when working remotely!) so there will always be someone to provide you with support and discuss matters with.

Should you wish to join a friendly, dedicated and experienced team of lawyers please click the apply button below to submit your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19th March 2023.

Interviews will take place on 3rd and 4th April at our Weybridge Office, Dakota, De Havilland Dr, Weybridge, KT13 0YP.

This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.


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 (unless working term time only), 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.