Darlington Borough Council

Lawyer - Children and Adult Safeguarding

Darlington, Durham
£33,136 - £37,107
13 Aug 2018
27 Aug 2018
Practice area
Children law, Family, Social care
Contract type

Lawyer (People)
Vacancy ID: 009199

Salary: £33,136 - £37,107 
Closing Date: 02/09/2018

Contract Details

Contract Hours
Children’s Safeguarding - 37 hours per week
Adult Safeguarding - 37 hours per week
Adult Safeguarding - 22 ½ hours per week (£20,150.27 - £22,565.06 Annually)

The successful applicant will be subject to a Standard DBS check

Interview Date

Job Description
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 3 highly motivated individuals to specialise in Children’s or Adult’s Safeguarding and to undertake varied, high quality legal work with like-minded and supportive colleagues.

We are seeking individuals with experience of and a strong interest in Children’s or Adult Safeguarding legal matters. You will provide legal advice, representation and undertake legal research relating to safeguarding matters and will carry a mixed caseload of matters both in court proceedings as well as pre-proceedings or advisory matters. You will undertake advocacy in the relevant courts, including contested hearings and briefing counsel where appropriate.

You should be a qualified Solicitor/Barrister/Legal Executive or a candidate who is nearing the end of their training contract. Candidates from both the public and private sector are equally welcome to apply.

Darlington Borough Council’s Children’s Services has recently been inspected by Ofsted and has been graded as Requires Improvement to be Good with features of Good. Join us and be part of our continued improvement journey.

Your reward for working at the Council goes beyond the salary you receive. Lots of the benefits are in our employment terms and conditions, such as 31 days annual leave, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, fair pay and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave payment, to name but a few.

In addition to these, we are committed to provide a wide range of other benefits, such as:

  • Additional leave purchase scheme
  • Flexible working and flexi-time scheme, including mobile working
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme in partnership with Halfords
  • Season ticket car parking permits or subsidised Town Centre permits subject to criteria
  • Access to Occupational Health, physiotherapy and counselling services
  • Reduced membership to the Dolphin Centre’s Fit for Life Package (including access to classes)

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Nicola White, Principal Solicitor for the People Team, on (01325) 405443.

An online application form and further information are available from www.darlington.gov.uk/job-vacancies. Alternatively, you can contact Xentrall Recruitment Services, Tel: (01642) 526992 or email: recruitment@xentrall.org.uk