Adults Social Care Lawyer

Location
Lambeth, London (Greater)
Salary
£38,403
Posted
22 May 2019
Closes
09 Jun 2019
Practice area
Social care
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Adults Social Care Lawyer 

PO3/PO5: Starting Salary £38,403 pa rising in annual increments to £47,424 pa incl LW

Experienced lawyers may qualify for an optional additional 8% recruitment and retention allowance for Grade PO4 and above.

Lambeth Legal Services prides itself in providing an excellent legal advice service to its clients and is Lexcel and ISO accredited. We are seeking a hardworking and resilient lawyer to join one of London’s largest Social Care legal teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to deal with an interesting workload and advise senior clients. The role will involve conducting a full caseload of adults and community care/ Care Act 2014 matters including Court of Protection and Mental Health Act, DOLS advice and applications, defending judicial review challenges including adults, age assessment and s.17/20 Children Act 1989 challenges and leaving care. As an in-house social care lawyer, with a focus on adult social care, you will also be responsible for making a positive contribution to the continuous improvement in the quality and cost effectiveness of the service.

The successful applicant:

* A qualified solicitor, barrister or FILEX
* Extensive knowledge and experience of adult social care legislation and practice and awareness of forthcoming changes in law and practice.
* Experience of handling own caseload and working with minimal supervision
* Experience of working in a busy local authority setting
* Good knowledge of local government and public sector law affecting social care and health
* Experience of solving legal problems and creatively applying untested legal principles where appropriate
* some advocacy experience is desirable but not essential

In return we work in an innovative environment and provide a high level of administrative and paralegal support. We have flexible working from home arrangements. We also use digital dictation and an electronic case management system, so candidates need to be highly IT literate. 

The closing date for receiving completed application forms is Sunday 9 June 2019 at midnight.

Lambeth is committed to Safer Recruitment and aims for quality services and equal opportunities for all.

How to apply:  Please click here or visit our website www.lambeth.gov.uk/jobs to apply online.