Senior Lawyer - Childcare

  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: RES 19591
  • Published: Fri 01/09/2023, 9:12 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 28/09/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,503 - £47,573 plus an attraction supplements of up to 15% of annual gross salary available for up to 2 years.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Senior Lawyer - Childcare

Are you looking to develop your career, with the opportunity to lead and supervise others as well as handle a complex caseload?

If so, then come and be one of our four Senior Lawyers! You'll join a 20 strong childcare legal team and enjoy the dedicated support of a 1-2-1 legal officer. 



Areas of Practice:

The role includes undertaking casework in this fast-paced area of  Public childcare law, including pre-proceedings, care proceedings, fostering and adoption.

Do you have experience in this field, or can you evidence good transferable skills (including advocacy) with reference to private law family proceedings? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

What we're looking for:

We currently have two vacancies.

To be successful in this role you'll be able to demonstrate:

  • experience of handling a busy and varied caseload;
  • good technical skills;
  • An ability to solve problems; and
  • Experience of leading and supervising others


Applicants must hold a recognised legal professional qualification and be entitled to practice as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, Solicitor or Barrister, having acquired at least 3 years relevant post-qualification experience. Please see the attached post outline as well as the Job Description for more specific details relating to this post.

What we offer

We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays, ability to purchase additional leave, staff benefits scheme and access to our Local Government Pension Scheme. It is important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance.

Currently, most team members attend the office on 3 days per week with the other 2 days spent working from home.. It is envisaged moving forward that there will be even greater flexibility on working from home subject to court attendance/management duties.

Lincolnshire is a great place to live and work. It has an impressive castle and Cathedral, with the medieval quarter being a great contrast to the lively and youthful feel of this University City. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a beautiful city with a great team of experienced colleagues then please grasp this exciting opportunity and come join our childcare legal team.

To view all our benefits, please click here rewards and benefits

Next steps

If these roles interest you please call Sarah Cragg for an informal chat on 01522 553758 as she is keen to hear from you.

Applications Close on the 28 September 2023

Interviews will take place on the 17 October 2023 and 18 October 2023


Previous applicants need not apply.

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire 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.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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