A vacancy for a Solicitor has arisen in the Legal Services department of Halton Borough Council within its Social Care legal team.
Halton Borough Council have an exciting opportunity for ambitious Solicitor(s) to join its in-house legal team providing high quality, timely and business focused legal advice to its social care and safeguarding teams to enable the proper and effective discharge of its many services. The post offers a full and varied personal caseload including advice, support and representation across all areas of children’s social care and children’s safeguarding, including, where necessary advocacy in courts, tribunals and inquiries on behalf of the Council.
The roles offer the right candidate the chance to make a real difference to the lives of children and vulnerable people whilst working in a very wide and varies area and continuing to develop skills and experience in a multitude of legal areas
Halton is a very unique and vibrant local authority with a rich history and heritage, with 2 iconic bridges serving 2 communities either side of the River Mersey . Based in Cheshire with excellent transport links between Liverpool and Manchester and excellent proximity to both Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester Airports
Halton has a very progressive community strategy which aims to bring about real improvements that will change lives for the better whilst focusing on the issues that will make the biggest difference in the long-term.It is an exciting time to join us to help shape our future as we develop new policies, creating a dynamic outcomes-based organisation and revolutionising the way people access services.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working in local government or in private practice and will have qualified as a solicitor. You will be a highly organised person and possess excellent IT and communication skills, an ability to work flexibly as part of the team and also individually.
You will have knowledge of a wide range of areas as identified in the job description associated with the post .You will be an effective and concise communicator who can demonstrate experience and understanding of the need for political sensitivity & awareness. You will be capable of achieving targets and deadlines by managing your own workload and adapting to any unforeseen and urgent demands when necessary.
Every single role here at Halton Borough Council contributes to improving the lives of the people in our borough; we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, and the use of technology to support remote working.
We also offer a range of bespoke learning and development opportunities, generous annual leave of up to 34 days per year (When including flexible working leave which is equivalent to an extra 19 days per year). The role also includes free car-parking as well as membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme and generous employee discounts and Health Initiatives for its employees.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jayne Doran (Group Solicitor) on 0151 511 5189
Interviews will be held week commencing 10th December 2023