3666 Lawyer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/09/2019 23:59
£35,934 - £39,782
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
Closing date:
13 Sep
Further Information

Lawyer - Legal Services; Grade 10 - full time, 37 hours per week, fixed term to provide cover for maternity leave, initially 6 months with potential to extend.

Legal Services, Law and Governance

Would you like to undertake varied, high quality legal work with like minded and supportive colleagues who are committed to providing excellent public service and making a difference within the local community?

We wish to recruit a flexible, highly skilled and enthusiastic lawyer to our Lexcel accredited legal team to provide maternity cover.

We have an excellent benefits package which includes generous annual leave and flexi-time.

We offer a modern, open plan, working environment with opportunities to use technology to work in a flexible and agile way. Our lawyers operate both autonomously and collaboratively to deliver high performance with light touch management. We provide a supportive environment for the development and maintenance of your professional skills and experience.

We are committed to delivering a high quality, cost effective legal service to the Authority. Candidates from both the public and private sector are encouraged to apply. It is essential that candidates have experience of and a genuine enthusiasm for Child Safeguarding law and an excellent approach to public service and client care.

Children’s Safeguarding

We are seeking a lawyer with experience of and a strong interest in Children’s Safeguarding legal matters.

You will provide legal advice, representation and undertake legal research relating to child safeguarding matters and will carry a caseload of matters in both proceedings and pre-proceedings. You will undertake advocacy in the relevant courts, including contested hearings and briefing counsel where appropriate.

You will be part of a busy legal team and at times may be required to undertake work in other areas covered by the team, including adult safeguarding, local authority prosecutions and housing injunctions. Experience in those fields is desirable but not essential and support and training will be provided as necessary.

North Tyneside Council has been placed among the top ten of children’s service departments nationally following our OFSTED inspection in March 2017. OFSTED gave the Authority’s services to safeguard children an overall judgment of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features.

If you would like to be part of our dynamic, busy and friendly team committed to providing an excellent legal service in these vital areas of work we look forward to hearing from you.

For further information please contact:

- Louise Watson, Senior Manager Legal Services: tel no: 0191 643 5325 or
by e-mail louise.watson@northtyneside.gov.uk
- Eleanor Reyland, Legal Manager, Safeguarding & Litigation:
tel no: 0191 643 5326 or by e-mail eleanor.reyland@northtyneside.gov.uk

Closing date: 13 September 2019
Interviews w/c 30 September 2019

North Tyneside 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.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.