Adult Social Care Lawyer

Location
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salary
£26,379 - £41,025
Posted
28 Feb 2018
Closes
14 Mar 2018
Practice area
Social care
Position
Barrister, Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

As a result of an expansion we are looking for a dynamic lawyer with a “can do” approach to manage a caseload of challenging and varied litigation and advice relating to adult community care.

The successful candidate will need to have good quality technical expertise and experience in community care law, including the Court of Protection, Mental Health Act applications and Adult Protection.

Case management experience, to include drafting own pleadings and advocacy before first tier courts and tribunals and/or equivalent forum is a pre- requisite. 

You must be organised and able to work under pressure with minimal supervision while still being a valuable team player.  You must also have excellent communication skills enabling you to build strong relationships with clients. 

Post are open to qualified solicitors, barristers and Fellows of CILEX.  We are open to candidates who are newly qualified provided that they can show they have had relevant experience.  

In return you can expect a rewarding career in the UK’s greenest city within an organisation that recognises the importance of work/life balance and that offers a range of attractive benefits and a friendly and supportive work environment.

This is a politically restricted post according to the terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Please visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/jobs for further information and to apply for the role.

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