London Boroughs of Newham and Havering

Senior Lawyer – Children

London (Central), London (Greater)
£43,734 - £46,578
15 Nov 2018
02 Dec 2018
Full time
Contract type

About us

oneSource is a fully integrated shared legal service of 68 fee earners. We advise Newham and Havering; two busy innovative and progressive Councils which require a skilled Senior Children’s Social Care Lawyer to help them achieve their goals. We are constantly looking for better ways to deliver legal services and we hope you will want to be part of this exciting challenge. 

About the Job

Senior Lawyer – Children
Legal & Governance
PO6 - £43,734 - £46,578

We are looking for an experienced Children’s Social Care Lawyer to join our Community Care Legal Team. Based in Newham, but willing to travel to other offices when necessary, you will be a qualified lawyer with a good understanding of the workings of local government including its financial, legal and political context.

You will have the ability to contribute towards setting the strategic direction of Legal Services and support the Senior Management Team in developing and implementing strategies and business plans for the Legal Service.

On a day to day basis you will use your legal knowledge of local government powers and duties in children’s social care and safeguarding and related areas to provide quality and timely legal advice to clients both within Havering and Newham.

About You

In addition the successful candidate will have experience in:

• People management including, motivation, performance and capability

• Leadership in the provision of legal services

• Service improvement and maximising

• Good communication skills with the ability to communicate orally and in writing to a diverse range of audiences.

Additional Information

Closing date: - Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 11.59pm

Interview date: - Monday 17th December 2018

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You will need to outline how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to the role.

Good luck with your application.       

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