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Solicitor Adults Social Care I Grade

Nottingham City Council
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Practice area
Social care
Contract type
Full time
3 years
Legal executive, Barrister, Solicitor
Public sector/Charities

Job Details

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Worker Type: Hybrid Worker

Salary: Starting Salary is £43,421 (Level one) rising to £46,464 (Level four) per annum (pro rata for part-time)

Location: Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for? Read on to find out more…

Working for Nottingham City Council has great benefits. As well as competitive pay, great leave entitlement and access to a generous pension scheme, we strive to create an innovative, inclusive and progressive work culture where everyone is supported to do and be their very best.

In return, we are looking for people like you - people who are innovative, driven and committed to serving and improving Nottingham.  So, if you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of those who live and work in our city, we want to hear from you.

* You can read more about the different benefits offered to colleagues working for Nottingham City Council here.

About the Role

Are you looking for a new opportunity or a change of direction?

Are you passionate about safeguarding vulnerable adults?

Our busy, friendly and supportive children and adults legal team would like to hear from you.  We are centrally located in Nottingham, close to the local Courts and within easy reach of all transport links in and out of the city.

The work includes Court of Protection proceedings, mental health and the Care Act 2014. We provide advice and representation to the Adult Social Care, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Deputyship teams and Approved Mental Health Professionals on the full range of adult social care work including:-

    •    Welfare, financial and deprivation of liberty issues arising under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
    •    Application of the Care Act 2014 including ordinary residence disputes
    •    Mental Health Act 1983 matters including displacement of nearest relative

You will have secretarial and paralegal support, as well as enjoying effective collaboration with other members of the team.  The role would suit a candidate with experience seeking to develop their adult social care practice.

About You

The ideal candidate will have:

    •             Professional registration (Solicitor / Barrister / Chartered Legal Executive with advocacy qualifications)
    •             Experience of adult social care legal work
    •             The ability to manage a full caseload of matters within court or tribunal processes, including advocacy
    •             Excellent communication, analytical and drafting skills

-          This post is politically restricted.
You can find the job description for this post here

At Nottingham City Council we believe that work is what you do, not where you do it.  We offer different working arrangements, depending on the role, including hybrid working. Further information on Worker Types and what these mean in terms of how and where you work can be found on the additional information for applicants' page.

For informal enquiries please contact Natalie Grant, Children and Adults Team Leader, phone on 0115 8764424 or by email at

Closing Date: 28th July 2024

Please note there may be occasions where we close the advert before the closing date and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Interviews will be held: TBC

If you have any technical issues when completing your application, please contact our Employee Service Centre:

By applying to this job, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

Thank you for your interest in working for Nottingham City Council. As one of the largest employers in Nottingham we offer a wide range of roles across a range of services. In return for your skill, drive and commitment to serving the people of Nottingham, we can help you to develop an exciting and rewarding career, with access to the following benefits.

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

    •    26 days annual leave (rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service) + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
    •    Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme offering 17.9%
    •    Smart Working – to support your work life balance
    •    Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme
    •    Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres, cinema, shopping and much more!

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.

We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.   

We are supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible and we would encourage you to discuss this with us during the selection process, should this be something you are interested in.


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