Senior Solicitor / Team Leader (Child Protection Team)
The Southampton & Fareham Legal Services Partnership is part of Southampton City Council’s Strategy Hub. The shared service between Southampton City Council and Fareham Borough Council is an outcome focused service recognised for professional excellence as winner of Project Team of the Year 2017 and a finalist in four other categories of the Lawyers in Local Government Awards 2017, including Legal Team of the Year.
Reporting to the Service Lead: Legal Services Partnership, supervising and working within the busy and high profile Legal Child Protection Team and using Iken CMS, this position offers an excellent and rewarding opportunity for an experienced, hardworking and proactive childcare lawyer with experience in Team and Performance leadership.
You will need a minimum of five years PQE as either a solicitor or barrister with experience in childcare matters, including safeguarding, adoption and fostering. You will also need to demonstrate leadership and management experience in a high performing and outcome focused team environment and act as an advocate. Local Authority experience would be advantageous.
In return you will receive:
A hard working but friendly and highly supportive working environment
Flexible working arrangements
Up to 33 days annual leave (depending on length of previous LG service)
This role requires an Enhanced DBS check.
To apply for the position please select the 'Apply' button in the left hand corner at the bottom of the page or visit www.southampton.gov.uk/jobs
Closing date for the role is Sunday 29th April 2018 at 23.55pm.
Contact details for informal discussion:
If you would like further information please contact Sarita Riley, Service Lead: Legal Partnership on 023 8083 3218