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Child Care Lawyer


  • £18.00 - £21.00 per hour
  • Posted: 08/11/2016
  • Plymouth
  • Job Ref: 389101692
  • Temporary

Job Details

Working for an exciting employer located within the beautiful South West of England and an employer who is on a fantastic journey with a vision to become a Brilliant Co-Operative Council via a huge dynamic transformation programme which is currently underway.

Situated within Britain's Ocean City, Plymouth City Council are an evolving council who are determined to achieve improvements within all services for the people of Plymouth. This is a strong council with a passion to attain only the best results.

We are seeking an experienced Lawyer to work on a full time basis Monday - Friday. This is an exciting opportunity to work with Plymouth City Council within their legal team, with the focus on Children's care. You will offer a range of services, including in-depth legal research and advice, prosecutions, civil proceedings and deal with the case management in relation to your field.

This role is for approximately 4 months and will be located in the West Hoe area of Plymouth.

Salary for this exciting opportunity is in the region of £18-21ph depending on skills and experience.

You will hold the following experience and qualifications;

o Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.

o Demonstrable understanding of primary and secondary legislation and the general law as it relates to local authorities, particularly in the field relevant to the post.

o In-depth working knowledge of the legal field in which the post holder is involved with.

o Demonstrable experience of working with quality assurance principles.

o Demonstrable experience of personally managing legal work to a high standard of accuracy, reliability and promptitude.

o Evidence of continuous professional development and commitment to attend appropriate in-house and external courses to precipitate this.

o Knowledge of the Local Government Act 1972 and other legislation to ensure the authority operates within its powers.

o Commitment to keep abreast of changes and developments in law and practice of their field and ensure that the team benefits from that knowledge.

o Essential experience required of working within the area of children's social care.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachelle Addison, Specialist Consultant. Rachelle prides herself on working successfully with both applicants and her client in finding the right person for the right job every time. If you would like to speak to Rachelle directly, please call 01752 604700.

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