Legal Assistant

London (Central), London (Greater)
£32,592 - £38,766 p.a. pro rata
30 Jul 2018
24 Aug 2018
Practice area
Children law
1 year
Legal assistant
Part time
Contract type

Legal Assistant - 18 hours a week

£32,592 - £38,766 p.a. pro rata

Permanent, Part-Time

Location: Tooley Street SE1 2QH

Ref: SC02785

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Safeguarding and Community Services Team in Legal Services, which is based at Tooley Street. It is a very busy and dynamic team which comprises of 16 lawyers who are currently supported by 2 full-time and 1 part-time legal assistant.

Southwark is a diverse borough and we pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of service to our clients and other service users, with whom the successful applicant will have daily contact. This is the ideal role for someone looking to develop their legal career or possibly returning to work within law after a career break.

Educated to Stage 1 Ilex level or a law degree or equivalent, we need someone who has some experience of handling a legal case load. Principally this role supports the child care lawyers in undertaking care proceedings, by undertaking drafting, issuing and serving various applications. In addition the successful candidate will hold a small caseload of section 7 and section 37 cases (Children Act 1989) and deal with requests for access to files.

This is a job share role working up to 18 hours per week. Monday - Wednesday (am).

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 24 August 2018.

Interview and Assessments: 7 September 2018.