Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Solicitor - Children's x2

Sandwell, West Midlands
£40,760 - £45,591 per annum
19 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
Practice area
Children law
Contract type

Solicitor - Children's x2

1 full time post

1 part time post (0.5)

Band H, SCP 38 - 43 (£40,760 - £45,591 per annum) pro rata (£21.13 - £23.63 per hour)

Closing date: 09 Aug 2019

A fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, dynamic, pioneering new Social Services team in Sandwell.

We are reaching the end of our transformation programme and are setting up an excellent in-house service for our clients. Our in-house Solicitors will be preparing and advising on a variety of Children’s cases for our client, Sandwell Children’s Trust, and will be supported by a team of excellent caseworkers and working alongside a new team of specialist advocates.

In the heart of the midlands and 10 minutes train ride from the centre of Birmingham, Sandwell is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and diverse place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to our vision than through a unique and rewarding career with Sandwell? So, if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, this is the role for you.

This role would be suitable for an experienced practitioner who can demonstrate the ability to deal with a complex and demanding caseload, with excellent client care skills, and an eagerness to provide a high-quality service to our clients.

Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as:

Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates

A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 30 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 35 days after 5 years’ service

Option to buy more annual leave

A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption, Paternity entitlements and flexible working.

1,000’s of discounts and savings at 100’s of retailers, online and on the high street, available through our employee benefits scheme

Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management

Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage

If you have any queries about the posts please contact Maria Price, Service Manager and Deputy Monitoring Officer at

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.