Assistant Solicitor – Children’s Social Care

Taunton, Somerset
£37,486 - £41,379 per annum
08 May 2017
25 May 2017
Practice area
Children law, Social care
Full time
Contract type

Finance & Performance

Legal Services

County Hall, Taunton

Assistant Solicitor – Children’s Social Care

37 hours per week

£37,486 - £41,379  per annum

(salary includes  Recruitment allowance up to £5,000 per annum)

Job Ref No 10331/AMB

We are looking for a highly motivated Children’s Social Care Solicitor/FCILEx with significant experience in this area of practice. Additional skills in Adult Social Care or Education would be desirable. You will be required to work largely unsupervised and provide support to other members of the team. A flexible approach and positive commitment to effective team working are essential. Local Government experience would be an advantage.

For an informal discussion please telephone Becky Opie on 07973686993.

Somerset County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees including:

•           A Local Government Pension Scheme.

•           My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, restaurants, cinemas, hotels and insurance benefits.

•           A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, childcare vouchers, computers and mobile phones.

•           Generous annual leave, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to purchase additional leave.

•           Staff discounts in gyms.

•           Employee Assistance Programme and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.

•           Free seminars on planning for retirement.

Somerset County Council must ensure that each person who works for the public authority in a customer-facing role can speak fluent English.

Somerset County Council is subject to Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English will be an essential requirement for customer-facing roles.

Apply online at or telephone our recruitment line 01823 356862 (24 hours). Please quote the reference number.  Please apply by application form, we do not accept CV’S for this role.

Closing date: 25 May 2017 at 5.00pm