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Solicitor (Safeguarding)

Flintshire County Council
Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
£39,880 - £42,821 pro rata
Closing date
14 Mar 2021

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Solicitor (Safeguarding)

Grade 08 - SCP 36 to 39 Salary Range from £39,880 -£42,821 pro rata

Legal Services

County Hall, Mold, Flintshire


22.20 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified solicitor/or FILEX qualified individual to join our busy and friendly team of legal professionals primarily within the children’s safeguarding team.

You will be responsible for providing advice and assistance in relation to various matters including primarily, safeguarding children and on occasion, adults in accordance with the relevant legislative provisions of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act and provide advice relating to freedom of information, data protection, and provide assistance to our Adult Social Care solicitor.

You will be a qualified solicitor or a Member of the Fellow Institute of Legal Executives and have well-developed communication skills both written and verbal.  Your ability to communicate effectively with Officers internally and externally with courts, barristers, professional bodies and members of the public is essential.   Knowledge of local government legislative framework and policy would be an advantage.

This is a chance to work for an excellent employer with many advantages in a role that delivers real benefits to the community whilst living in an area of beautiful countryside.

As this post will result in you having involvement with children and vulnerable adults, the successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services check.

Successful shortlisted candidates will be notified after the closing date, and invited to interview (to be held virtually).

For an informal discussion please contact: Susan Perks, Senior Barrister, telephone 01352 702348 or Matthew Georgiou, Legal Services Manager, telephone 01352 702404.

The Council recognises that the ability to communicate in Welsh is an important and valuable skill in the workplace and is committed to increasing the numbers of bilingual employees. We welcome applications for any post from candidates who are able to work in both Welsh and English. We will also support new and existing employees who wish to learn Welsh or improve /develop their Welsh language skills.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Closing date: 14 March 2021.


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