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£35,934 - £39,782pa
Any location in North Tyneside
Lawyer – Legal Services; Grade 10 – full time, 37 hours per week. Please note that the posts within the team are currently under review and a range of grades representing levels of experience from newly qualified to substantial post qualified experience are under consideration.
Children’s Safeguarding - 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 lawyer to join our Safeguarding Legal Team. It is essential that you have experience of and a genuine enthusiasm for Child Safeguarding law and an excellent approach to public service and client care. Candidates from both the public and private sector are encouraged to apply
We are a Lexcel accredited legal team and 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.
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.
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 team and are committed to providing an excellent legal service in this vital area of work we look forward to hearing from you.
For further information please contact Louise Watson, Senior Manager Legal Services on tel no: 0191 643 5325 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Eleanor Reyland, Legal Manager, Safeguarding & Litigation on tel no: 0191 643 5326 or by e-mail: email@example.com
Closing date: 24 November 2019
Interviews: tbc for dates in December 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.