Interim Solicitor – Child Protection

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Interim Solicitor - Child Protection
Interim Position

Trafford 0006 2C5C / 1

Posted: 23rd June 2022 17:30
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  • Pay Rate:

    £26.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36.25 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Solicitor - Child Protection 

Job Ref: 0006 2C5C / 1

To provide a comprehensive, cost effective, responsive and quality legal service in child protection matters   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To provide appropriate legal advice and assistance to the Council as a whole, across the relevant area of expertise/specialism  
  • To work effectively with other officers of the Council as necessary to support and achieve the delivery of the Council’s objectives.  
  • To provide high quality, timely advice and guidance relating to new legislation, statutory instruments, policy documents, circulars and case law.  
  • To prepare reports for and attend such meetings of the Council, the Executive Committees, Sub-Committees and Working Parties as may be necessary in connection with the duties of the post. About the Role Qualifications and Professional Development About You  
  • To prepare and as directed conduct cases on behalf of the Council in the Magistrates, County and High Courts and before other tribunals. 
  • Assess the need to instruct external Solicitors and Counsel in accordance with service procedures and where appropriate to prepare instructions for Counsel/external solicitors and work with them to achieve agreed objectives.  
  • Contribute both individually and as part of a team to the achievement of the highest quality results in all aspects of the work of the Legal Services.  
  • Develop and maintain effective client relationships with partners and external agencies to improve service delivery  
  • To communicate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders, building partnerships and productive working relationships to achieve shared objectives 

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

  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister 
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and procedures 
  • Experience in Children’s Social care service 
  • Experience of conducting complex cases in Magistrates and/or County and/or High Courts and before other tribunals 
  • Experience of working with and providing legal advice and assistance to other departments/services 
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions and demonstrate initiative 
  • Ability to produce solutions and develop strategies over long periods 


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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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: Trafford 0006 2C5C / 1
Interim Solicitor - Child Protection
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Trafford 0006 2C5C / 1
Interim Solicitor - Child Protection
Client Category: Local Authority

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