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Solicitor (Children Social Care)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
04/10/2019
Advert End Date:
27/10/2019 23:59
Salary:
£30,507 - £41,675 Annually dependent on experience
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Legal
Vacancy ID:
192087
Employment Location:
Stockton-on-Tees
Closing date:
27 Oct
Further Information

Grade K (Newly Qualified) - £30,507 - £32,878
Grade N (Experience required) - £39,782 - £41,675

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s in house legal team has an exciting opportunity for a lawyer to join our busy and friendly Children Social Care Team. The ideal candidate will provide legal advice and support on children social care matters including advocacy and attendance at court, and conduct of cases appropriate to the post.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated lawyer who enjoys working as part of a team and has:

• a professional legal qualification;
• experience in providing legal advice and support;
• experience of practice in children social care or an ability and interest to quickly gain knowledge and skills required;
• excellent skills in advocacy and experience of attendance at court
• excellent communication skills;
• a flexible and resilient approach to work;

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you!

We would welcome applications from candidates with experience in children social care or those who have an interest in pursuing a career in this area of law.

About us

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is a great place to work. We work hard but are also valued, trusted and supported to be the best we can be. We never lose sight of the fact that we are here to serve the people of the Borough. This is an exciting time to join the Council and be part of the Council’s vision is of a Borough that is more confident, more vibrant and more successful than ever before.

What we offer

The Council’s Legal Team provide legal advice and support on a range of legal disciplines to services across the Council and you will be provided with support and opportunities to develop your experience and expertise specifically on children social care but also on other related legal matters as appropriate. The Council also offers fantastic opportunities for your own development through our talent network and Shaping a Brighter Future Programme.

We have many employee benefits including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, bus and train discounts, employee wellbeing service and much more.

An online application form and further information is available from www.stockton.gov.uk/jobs.

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jill Douglas, HR and Legal Services Manager on 01642 526309 or Roisin McKenzie, Lead Solicitor (Children Social Care) on 01642 526302.

The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.