Adult Care Lawyer – Legal Services

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Adult Care Lawyer – Legal Services
MATLOCK, Derbyshire
Contract / Temporary

Derbyshire 5222265

Posted: 12th January 2023 09:13
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.32 per hour PAYE (negotiable, depending on experience)

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • MATLOCK, Derbyshire,

    DE4 3AG

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Adult Care Lawyer – Legal Services

Job Reference: Derbyshire 5222265

Pay Rate: £19.32 per hour PAYE (negotiable, depending on experience)

To provide legal advice and to represent the Adult Care department of the County Council.

Key result areas include:

  • Provide advice on, and conduct of, legal proceedings including briefing counsel where appropriate.
  • Advise Departments including Chief and Senior Officers to ensure lawfulness of council activity.
  • Act as an advocate in court on behalf of the Council.
  • Attend and advise in meetings including formal meetings involving Elected Members, providing legal and procedural advice as required.
  • Deal in a timely manner with correspondence and enquiries from Adult Care, private solicitors, courts etc.
  • Maintain a thorough appreciation of the relevant rules, regulations and legislation.
  • Work within the systems, policies and procedures of the office to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Section, ensuring the County Council policies, legislation, financial regulations and standing orders are adhered to.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Qualified solicitor, barrister or Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow of CILEX)
  2. Experience:
    1. Experience of working for a local authority as a lawyer dealing with matters related to adult social care.
    2. Wider experience of local government legal work - desirable
    3. Advocacy experience - desirable
  3. Knowledge & Skills:
    1. Knowledge of current and proposed legislation and case law relating to adult social care.
    2. Ability to give clear and accurate legal advice on matters arising under the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983 and Coroners and Justice Act 2009.
    3. Knowledge and experience of local government, including experience of working with Elected Members - desirable
    4. Wider knowledge of legislation relating to local government - desirable
  4. Further Skills & Abilities:
    1. Ability to work autonomously
    2. High level of communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influence across a range of audiences.
    3. Ability to provide clear and accurate legal advice.
    4. Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential issues.
    5. Good time management skills with the ability to work effectively under pressure.
  5. ICT Skills: IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Job Ref: Derbyshire 5222265
Adult Care Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Adult Care Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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