Durham County Council


Durham (County)
08 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
Practice area
Social care
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Durham County Council has achieved a great deal during the first 10 years as a unitary authority. Our success has been delivered through our great people and strong leadership, as well as creative thinking, partnership working and a sheer passion for what we do.

The Council wishes to appoint a solicitor or barrister on a 2 year temporary contract within the Children, Adults & Health team to help meet new challenges in Adult social care.

Candidates should be motivated individuals willing to challenge the status quo and have a passion for driving organisational change. You must be a qualified solicitor with a current practicing certificate, or a qualified barrister, (or about to finish training) with knowledge of relevant legislation including Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983. Recent experience of court of protection work will be required, knowledge and understanding of financial disputes involving an incapacitated person will be of benefit.

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Kelsey Clayton on 03000 269688 or email Kelsey.clayton@durham.gov.uk.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 1st August 2019.

Apply on-line at www.northeastjobs.org.uk or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on 03000 267247 or email hrresources@durham.gov.uk.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs.  Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

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