Legal Assistant - Fixed Term

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/08/2020 11:59
Grade 4 (£21, 589 to £23,836) pro rata
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Closing date:
21 Aug
Further Information

Stanfield Centre, Sunderland
Grade 4 (£21, 589 to £23,836) pro rata
Fixed term

Together for Children delivers children’s services on behalf of Sunderland City Council and works to develop modern and responsive services that make a difference for children and families in Sunderland.

Our Children’s Services Legal Team are looking for a paralegal or legal assistant to be part of a growing team in Sunderland.

As part of our Team of Legal Assistants, you will play a key role in delivering professional support to our solicitors working within the child care practice arena. To be successful you will need to have experience in being able to draft a variety of documents as well as taking instructions, responding to queries and being the first point of contact on the cases you will support. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate effective time management and organisation skills, resilience, tenacity and thrive in a fast paced environment. The role will be wide-ranging, challenging and complex with no day being the same as the last. A minimum Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice is required.

If you are up for this challenge, we can offer excellent career prospects in a supportive working environment and are particularly interested in candidates who are ambitious and who want to support the Team to deliver a high quality service.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post please contact Sharon Clutton-Dowell, Service Manager for Legal and Business on 0191 561 4058.
Interviews will take place on

This is Fixed Term position to May 2021 to cover Maternity leave.

Closing date noon on the 21st August

Please note
This job is closed for applications.