A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaringheights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, TowerHamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. Thisvibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proud melting pot ofcultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to live,work, learn and do business. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in closeproximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work with arich history and heritage and a diverse community.
It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a greatopportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has anestablished Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the councilacross the full range of its functions. Westrive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the excitingvariety of work we undertake in-house. Wehave recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better alignwith the council’s functions and meet its changing needs, and are now looking forexperiencedand highly motivated professionals to join the team.Flexible working is available including working from home for part of the working week.
You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing withChildren’s Social Care, reporting to the Principal Lawyer –(Safeguarding) Children. You will be able to demonstrateexperience of dealing with Childcare legal work including emergencyapplications, care proceedings, adoption and Inherent Jurisdiction, and ofproviding advice at panel meetings. You will also have strong advocacy skills.Knowledge of judicial review and Adult social care work will be an advantage asthe post holder may be required to provide support on these matters.
You will be able to conduct your caseload withminimum supervision and will be accustomed to working at pace in a busy team
You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barristeror Fellow of CILEX and holda practising certificate.