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Somerset County Council
Taunton, Somerset
£34,728 to £38,890 per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2021

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Practice area
Children law
2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years
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Job Details


Closing Date - 4 June 2021

Salary - £34,728 to £38,890 per annum

Working pattern - Full Time

Location - Taunton

Up to £38,890 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience (a recruitment allowance up to £5,000 per annum may be available) pro rata for part time

A bit about us

We are looking for a highly motivated Children’s Social Care Solicitor/FCILEx with significant experience in this area of childcare practice. Additional skills in Adult Social Care or Education would be desirable.

Here's what you can expect to be doing

You will be required to work largely unsupervised and provide support to other members of the team.

A few things about you

A flexible approach and positive commitment to effective team working are essential. Local Government experience would be an advantage.

Additional information

If this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

For an informal discussion please telephone Kirsty Baptist on 01823 355034


Somerset is a great place to live, work and play, and it can be so much more. As a rural county, we have great opportunities, more than many other parts of the country, and as a County Council we are working hard to make the most of those opportunities.

We are one of the largest employers in the county and we have built strong, positive relationships with our key partners, with the aim of delivering better results for residents. We also have a superb working relationship with businesses and partners in our Local Enterprise Partnership, delivering massive investment in Somerset.

We work extremely hard for the people of Somerset and want the best people to work with us to continue our ambitions.

Rewards and benefits

Competitive salary
Somerset provides staff with a competitive industry salary and a clear career progression route for furthering your career.

Extra holidays
A range of additional benefits including the chance to buy extra holidays. My Somerset, My Savings, My Staff Shop.

Childcare vouchers
Somerset operates a childcare voucher scheme as a salary sacrifice which allows you to save on the tax of the cost of childcare.

Cycle saver
The Cycle to Work Scheme helps employees buy bicycles and equipment for commuting (including VAT).

Pension scheme
A secure pension as part of the Local Government Pension Scheme that keeps pace with any cost of living increases.

Flexible working
The flexi-time scheme offers the flexibility to manage your work and home commitments in a way that suits your lifestyle.

Discount gyms
As an employee of Somerset County Council you will be entitled to discounted gym membership at a range of gyms across the county.

Work-life balance
Working for Somerset County Council offers a good work-life balance, living in a county with beautiful scenery and many historic sites. There’s lots to do here.

Join us and you’ll find Somerset is a great place to grow – not just professionally, but personally too.

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