- Pay Rate:
£21.50 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
35, Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 6 months
Interim Senior Lawyer (Children & Families Legal)
Reference no: Manchester 0007 33FB / 1
Pay Rate: £21.50 per hour PAYE (including 33 days holiday)
Role Length: This opening assignment is for 6 months
Standard DBS required for this role
A Lawyer is required to provide effective advice and representation on complex legal work and projects of importance to the client and, where appropriate, to external bodies.
The role holder will actively contribute to the professional development of the service and will have a proactive and positive manner.
- Build and maintain excellent client relations acting as a role model to achieve service and client wide objectives.
- Providing timely, high quality and accurate legal, tactical, and strategic advice.
- Use advanced analytical skills to interpret complex information to identify legal issues, risk, and other implications for clients.
- Communicate both verbally and in writing to a consistently high standard with the ability to translate and present complex legal advice in a way that can be clearly understood by a variety of audiences.
- Demonstrate exceptional negotiating and influencing skills to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.
- Be solution focussed always looking positively for ways in which the clients desired outcomes can be achieved.
- Research law and procedure to a high professional standard and keep ahead of legal developments.
- Demonstrate highly competent legal drafting skills.
- Deputise effectively when required in dealings with clients, legal management, and legal matters.
- Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communication.
- Works effectively and with minimum supervision, managing a caseload of complex, high value and sensitive legal work relating to public and private children law, including conducting and managing a caseload of legal applications under relevant legislation and providing advice to the client regarding this and other related legislation, regulations, and guidance.
- Where required by the Principal Lawyer to act as a mentor to a designated Lawyer and/or Legal Officer.
- Undertake such other legal duties commensurate with grade as are assigned to the post holder by the City Solicitor, the Head of Legal Services or Head of Group, demonstrating political sensitivity at all times.
- Draft, develop and present staff and client training.
“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
- A practising barrister, solicitor or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (if FCILEX, with Advocacy Certificate).
- Extensive recent experience of dealing with complex, high value and sensitive children and families matters.
- Extensive knowledge of the law relating to children and families.
- Possess recent and extensive knowledge of the law relating to local government responsibility for safeguarding and planning for children and political sensitivity in relation to advising on the same.
- Demonstrate a knowledge wider local government law and issues and ability to develop skills in these areas.
- Demonstrate a knowledge wider local government law and issues.
- Advocacy skills to represent the client in contested proceedings.
- Ability to manage a complex range of functions and manage multiple priorities with confidence.
- Ability to react to immediate problems of a highly complex nature with associated risk factors and deliver pragmatic solutions sometimes under extreme pressure.
- Excellent planning skills and ability to link strategy to policy which meets both internal and external requirements.
- ICT Skills.
- Ability to analyse and present evidenced based information from a variety of different sources.
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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- 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.
- 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:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.
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Interim Senior Lawyer (Children & Families Legal)
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