Child Solicitor / Barrister – Legal Services

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Child Solicitor / Barrister – Legal Services
DUDLEY, Warwickshire
Interim Position

Dudley 1004700

Posted: 24th November 2022 17:22
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  • Pay Rate:

    £40.25 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • DUDLEY, Warwickshire,

    DY1 1LQ

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Child Solicitor / Barrister – Legal Services

Job Reference: Dudley 1004700

Pay Rate: £40.25 per hour PAYE

The purpose of this role is to assist in the provision of an efficient and effective legal service to the Council, its Members, various directorates and officers. This will include provision of an enhanced legal service to the Council’s Directorates of Children’s Services and Young People and Adult Social Care (as appropriate to the expertise of the lawyer), in respect of public law child protection and in line with the guidance and requirements of the Public Law Outline, the conduct of cases in the FDAC, undertaking policy and procedure work and training provision as required.

  • To assist in the provision of an efficient and effective legal service to the Council, its Members, Council Directorates and Officers.
  • To provide legal advice to the Directorate of Children’s Services and Young People and Adult Social Care and its officers as and when required.
  • To represent the Council at Legal Planning Meetings, PLO pre proceeding meetings and receiving-in child protection conferences and any other meetings as required by Children’s Services to ensure the provision of an effective and efficient legal service to Children’s Services in relation to its child care and other functions.
  • To represent the Council at meetings as required by Children’s Services and Young People and Adult Social Care to ensure the provision of an effective and efficient legal service in relation to its children’s and adult social care functions.
  • To draft all legal documents required in the preparation of court proceedings up to the point of issue.
  • To appear on behalf of the Council in the Family and Magistrate’s Court, Court of Protection, High Court and Tribunals on children’s and adult matters or on any matter as allocated by the Principal Solicitor, to cover urgent hearings or absences or due to temporary increases in court hearings.
  • To instruct Counsel to act or appear on behalf of the Council as and when required.
  • To advise on the merits of the initiation of proceedings by or on behalf of the Council on matters as allocated by the Principal Solicitor.
  • To provide out of hours advice and representation to the Children’s Services and Young People (if appropriate to expertise) when required.

 

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

  1. A Solicitor, either with a current practising certificate or eligible to apply for a practising certificate, or a qualified Barrister
  2. An understanding of the concepts underpinning administrative and corporate law as it relates to local government.
  3. Knowledge of the law relating to the area of service where the assignment is based.
  4. An awareness of the issues that face local government.
  5. Substantial experience within the legal profession.
  6. Experience of providing legal advice in the area of the assignment.
  7. Interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, and to build effective relationships with Council Members, senior managers, business units, other sections and outside agencies.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to present to diverse audiences, including [elected Members], senior officers, staff and external agencies.
  9. Ability to analyse, use and present complex data in a clear and informative way.
  10. IT skills including Microsoft packages

 

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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: Dudley 1004700
Child Solicitor / Barrister – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Child Solicitor / Barrister – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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