Children’s Safeguarding Lawyer- Maternity Cover
We are looking for a Children’s Safeguarding Lawyer for a 1 year fixed term contract to cover for maternity leave. This is an opportunity to join a busy, but friendly, supportive and very well regarded team and to undertake stimulating and rewarding work with the satisfaction that comes from helping to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.
Our vision is to be a Legal Service that is recognised nationally as best practice in the public sector.
You will be qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive with advocacy certificate, able and committed to work in a flexible manner including outside normal office hours, when the role necessitates the same.
You will be expected to manage a workload of children’s safeguarding matters undertaking advocacy and providing high quality advice for internal clients.
We have a track record of helping team members develop their professional expertise in children’s safeguarding and encourage in house advocacy.
Experience of children’s safeguarding is essential. Local Government experience would be an advantage.
For an informal discussion on this role please contact Lindsey Marks, Deputy Head of Legal (Community) on 07530 262528.
Special Requirements for this Post
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check.
Please note this is a politically restricted post in accordance with Section 2(1) (b) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.