Solicitor (Child care legal team)

Location
Southampton, Hampshire
Salary
£42,806-£48,430
Posted
15 Nov 2018
Closes
15 Dec 2018
Practice area
Children law
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract

Solicitor (Child Care Legal Team)
Fixed Term contract, Maternity Cover 12 months,|
£42,806-£48,430 – 37 hours per week

Closing date for application: 3 December 2018

Have you got what it takes to drive and support change across two ambitious, innovative and transforming Councils?

The Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership (Southampton City Council and Fareham Borough Council) is an outcome-focused service recognised for professional excellence and a finalist in five categories of the Lawyers in Local Government Awards 2017, including Legal Team of the Year and overall winner of Project Team of The Year 2017. We provide strategic and professional advice and services covering all aspects of local government law.

We currently have a vacancy to join our dynamic and growing team during a period of significant transformation and major project delivery within the Councils supported by the Legal Partnership.

We are currently seeking a Solicitor specialising in Child Care Law to join our dynamic and growing team during a period of significant transformation and major project delivery within the Councils supported by the Legal Partnership. This post is based in the People and Courts Team, specifically the child care legal team and reports to the Senior Solicitor, Child Care. The successful applicant would provide comprehensive advice to the Children and Families’ Service in respect of child protection, adoption and fostering and other issues relating to children. Strong advocacy skills are also essential for this role. The role will also involve using Iken CMS. Local Authority experience would be advantageous.

You will also be required to provide additional ad-hoc support across the full range of services offered to both Southampton and Fareham Councils.

For a Job Description and to apply please visit careers.southampton.gov.uk

For all recruitment queries please contact our HR Recruitment Team on 023 8083 4033 or via email recruitment@southampton.gov.uk

 

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