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Solicitor - Adult Social Care

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
11/10/2021
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/10/2021 22:59
Salary:
£38,890 – £41,881 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Legal
Vacancy ID:
214652
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:
RES244
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
26 Oct
Further Information

Legal Services
Fixed term for up to 12 months (Maternity Cover)

We are looking for an enthusiastic solicitor or barrister to join our busy Adult Social Care Legal Team, to fill a maternity cover post for a term up to 12 months. The team is based at the Civic Centre in Newcastle City Centre with an element of working from home or remotely.

The primary focus of the post is to run a varied caseload of Court of Protection proceedings, but the successful candidate will also be required to provide effective legal advice in respect of community care legislation, mental capacity and deprivation of liberty, mental health legislation, and safeguarding vulnerable adults. You will be expected to undertake a level of advocacy commensurate with your experience.

A working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2014 is required. Experience of working in a local authority would be advantageous, however, lawyers from private practice will also be considered as you would be working as part of an experienced and supportive team.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.