Interim Childcare Lawyer – Legal Services

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Interim Childcare Lawyer – Legal Services
Wembley, London
Contract / Temporary

Brent 5241269

Posted: 1st December 2023 10:23
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  • Pay Rate:

    £24.96 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Wembley, London,

    HA9 0FJ

What's involved with this role:

Interim Childcare Lawyer – Legal Services

Reference no:  Brent 5241269

Pay Rate: £24.96 per hour PAYE 

Hours per week: 36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 3 months

City: Wembley, London

Standard DBS disclosure required for this role

The purpose of the role is to provide specialist legal advice and assistance on all issues arising within the post holder’s area of responsibility. Provide legal advice and assistance on all aspects of Social Services law.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Personally conduct advocacy on behalf of the Council and instruct counsel as appropriate.
  • Approve or amend legal aspects of reports to be submitted to members requiring decisions and attend committee and other meetings to give legal advice as necessary.
  • Provide proactive legal advice and assistance to meet the needs of members and officers and assist with client liaison.
  • Contribute towards the running of the team and Legal Services.
  • Actively contribute to developing policies and good practice.
  • Provide cover as necessary for other areas within Legal Services as a whole and to deputise for Senior Lawyers as required.
  • Support with strategic and corporate legal work.
  • Deal with individual case work and prepare associated documentation.
  • Advise on disputes with third parties on behalf of the council.
  • Advise on the council’s powers and ensure the legality of the council’s decision making.


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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:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.



  1. Admitted solicitor or qualified barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Significant post qualification experience in the legal profession
  3. Relevant experience in the legal profession (preferably within the last 2 years) handling at least within Children’s Social Care, Community Care, Mental Health or Human Rights.
  4. Experience of contributing to corporate decision making and development of corporate policy and strategy.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Ability to personally handle with minimum supervision all matters within the postholders area of responsibility and to carry a heavy caseload of criminal litigation work.
  2. Ability to assist with the development of policy.
  3. Good presentation skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally.
  4. Ability to give clear and proactive legal advice in a manner which supports clients in achieving their organisational objectives.
  5. Ability to prepare cases for hearings.
  6. Ability to appear as an advocate.
  7. Ability to analyse information, evaluate evidence, solve problems and present solutions at an appropriate level.
  8. Ability to provide advice and present arguments in a confident, articulate and persuasive manner.
  9. Ability to prepare and advise on the preparation of reports to members and officers, to present reports to senior officers and members and to advise on clients’ decision making processes.
  10. Ability to prepare or advise on the preparation of reports to Committee in respect of legal procedural or policy matters.
  11. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



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Interim Childcare Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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