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Senior Legal Officer

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
£38,884 - £44,713 depending on experience
Closing date
11 Nov 2021
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Senior Legal Officer


Full Time 37 Hours

1 Posts

£38,884 - £44,713 depending on experience

About Doncaster Children’s Services Trust

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is the first Trust model to deliver services to vulnerable children, young people and their families and has made huge improvements to the services provided to children, young people and their families which in turn are improving outcomes for children.

The pace of improvements has been tremendous and we are now graded by Ofsted as delivering GOOD services. But we won’t stop there and are now recruiting for an enthusiastic, passionate, motivated and committed Senior Legal Officer to join us on our journey to Outstanding.

The legal services team provides advice and representation to the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust on all matters concerning children and young people as an in house legal team

We are looking to add to our dedicated, hard- working, well established legal team in Doncaster by recruiting a further Senior Legal Officer

In addition to the above, the Trust offers to its staff the following benefits:

-          A discounted shopping scheme with savings on brands and High Street shops.

-          The ability to work flexibly ensuring service need and personal need are balanced.

-          Plus we continue to look for ways to support our staff both professionally and personally.

-           The Trust is registered with the Redundancy Modification Order scheme and recognises the transfer of continuous service from Local Authorities and other specified bodies. We also provide an Employee Benefits programme, car lease and childcare vouchers (if you are already in a childcare voucher scheme) via salary sacrifice

We can offer you membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and flexible working opportunities but, most importantly, we can offer you the chance to be a part of an innovative organisation at an exciting time in its development.

About the opportunity within the legal team

Senior Legal Officers

The post holder will have substantial experience as a Solicitor, Legal Executive or Barrister and will have previous children/family law experience alongside an established background of managing a caseload of care and pre proceedings public law outline cases. They will also have strong advocacy skills and must be confident in undertaking their own advocacy. The post holder may also be required to advise and research other areas of law outside the scope of care proceedings.

If you are a qualified solicitor, legal executive or barrister, and already have the experience of developing and mentoring staff within a legal team, supporting the delivery of training to colleagues, improving practice and are a great leader, we want to hear from you.

All the posts advertised are based at Colonnades House, Duke Street in the centre of Doncaster with close proximity to the train station and fantastic motorway links.

For more information on the post please contact Katie McAllister, Head of Legal Services, on 01302 734647 or or Amanda White on  

If you are interested and wish to apply please read the Job Description & Person Specification and either send your CV or request an application form by contacting  and return by:

Closing Date: Sunday 12th September 2021 (Midnight)

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

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