Team Lawyer - Childcare

Location
Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£33,665 per annum
Posted
11 Jan 2019
Closes
27 Jan 2019
Practice area
Children law
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the Role

We are looking for an individual to join us and consolidate our successful in house childcare legal team.

We are looking for a flexible, motivated and ambitious individual to join the team, which has been working in partnership with legal services in Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council as Orbis Public Law. The vision of Orbis Public Law is to create ‘A single, resilient, sustainable cost effective legal service with a public service ethos with an ability and ambition to grow’. You will be able to contribute to the future delivery of a first class legal services across the partnership. You will be employed by Surrey and Kingston will be your work base.

The OPL partnership creates one of the largest public sector legal services in the UK and presents unrivalled opportunities to share our knowledge, experience and understanding across teams and Authorities. We offer cross Authority training opportunities to support your personal development.

You’ll be passionate about working as part of a team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council, its partner authorities and clients served by Orbis Public Law. You will be supported and encouraged to undertake advocacy and will hold a quality caseload of full and varied matters relevant to child protection.

In return for your commitment we can offer a positive flexible working environment, personal and professional development opportunities, enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, passionate about the team they work in and the work that they do together, as well as a competitive remuneration package.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Margaret McDermott on 020 8541 9088 or by e-mail at Margaret.mcdermott@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27th January 2019.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 05 February 2019 at County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames.

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