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Lawyer or Senior Lawyer (Children’s Social Care)

Employer
Harrow Council
Location
Harrow, London (Greater)
Salary
£43,626 to £51,813 with an opportunity to progress to Senior Lawyer £58,938
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Lawyer or Senior Lawyer (Children’s Social Care)

(Career graded post encompassing G10, G11 and MG1).

Salary - £43,626 to £51,813 with an opportunity to progress to Senior Lawyer £58,938. (career graded post).

HB Public Law is an innovative and ambitious legal service committed to the public sector and we seek lawyers who embody this approach.  HB Public Law is one of the country’s leading local authority shared legal practices, it is Lexcel accredited, and we pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality service.

We have three separate teams of children’s social care lawyers, who individually provide the legal support to the London Boroughs of Barnet, Harrow and Hounslow.  Although cross working is sometimes offered or required, in main you would work for one of these authorities allowing a positive client relationship to develop.

We look after our own and understand that this area of law is highly pressurised and therefore understand the importance of work life balance.  We offer flexible working, appropriate training and a highly supportive working environment to allow you to work autonomously in the workplace and at home.

The successful candidate will be required to carry a full caseload.  Our lawyers are expected to attend meetings in order to provide advice on all matters relating to children’s social care functions, including child protection, public law care proceedings, pre-proceedings, fostering and adoption.  There is an opportunity to represent social care clients in court proceedings where required.

About you The successful candidate will be a team player who takes pride in delivering a high-quality service and is able to work under pressure.

Candidates from both the public and private sector are encouraged to apply for this position, as the practice’s current staff base is drawn from both sectors.

Full and part time/job share applications are considered.

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Our application process is short and simple to complete.  Please use this link Role Profile/Selection Criteria to view the full role profile and to submit your c.v and covering letter (which should confirm how you meet the criteria required).

If you would like a confidential conversation about the opportunity prior to applying, please feel free to call Sarah Johnson, Principal Lawyer on 07813 334853.

The closing date for all applications is Tuesday the 28th May 2024.

Apply for this job online Email this job to a friend   Share on your newsfeed   Connect With Us! Coming Soon!! About us Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit with a range of cultures, religions and opinions that come together to produce high achieving schools and a close and friendly community. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

Other information Support for candidates visit: Harrow.gov.uk

Our behavioural indicators roles below G11 and above G11

Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'

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Important Note Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us at resourcing@harrow.gov.uk

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

 

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Harrow is one of London's most economic, culturally diverse and vibrant suburbs. It is an area that combines the fast pace of a lively business and commercial centre with the peace and quiet of the countryside. Harrow has a range of shopping facilities, plus sport and leisure activities to suit all tastes. As an employee at Harrow Council you can partake in the following:

  • Flexible working
  • Annual leave
  • Health and well-being programme
  • Staff benefit scheme
  • Learning and development
  • Pension scheme

 

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