Senior Legal Assistant – Children’s Team

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Senior Legal Assistant - Children's Team
Contract / Temporary

Bolton 0007 DE62 / 1

Posted: 24th August 2023 14:51
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.22 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Senior Legal Assistant - Children's Team   

Reference no: Bolton 0007 DE62 / 1   

Pay Rate: £14.22 per hour PAYE 

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 2 months  

City: BOLTON   

Hybrid working 

In this role you will be responsible for supporting the lawyer allocated with their caseload - drafting c1, c2's, requesting evidence, preparing bundles, attending courts and meetings 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Manage the organisation of their work and caseload and ensure the work meets with any quality standards which may be set to include being responsible for the provision of an accurate court bundle where required.   
  • Devise and deliver legal training to the Team and Council departments as directed.  
  • Draft any pleadings, documentation or applications as appropriately delegated and where training and support has been provided.   
  • Undertake advocacy were directed to do so.   
  • Have awareness of information governance and confidentiality.    
  • Undertake their own caseload of matters as delegated by the Principal Lawyer.   
  • Liaise and communicate with stakeholders to ensure the effective progress and conclusion of cases.    
  • Liaise with the team’s clients to ensure an effective service is being provided.   
  • Advise the Principal Lawyer of all significant matters relating to legal/reputational issues for the council.   
  • Initiate and implement projects or work programmes to meet specific, agreed objectives of the council as allocated by the Principal Lawyer. 

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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:


  • Degree in law or equivalent qualification or at least 2 years’ experience of legal work gained in a legal setting 



  • Knowledge of specific areas of law appertaining to the Specific Responsibilities in the Job Description as set out above.   
  • Knowledge of the Council’s policies and procedures.  
  • Knowledge of data protection law and governance particularly with regards to when dealing with sensitive information and court paperwork   
  • An understanding of local authority procedures, the constitution and the roles of elected members and officers 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Ability to operate effectively in a sensitive political environment.   
  • Ability to work efficiently with information technology in support of casework and management reporting.  
  • Ability to research points of law and evidence with guidance.  
  • Ability to act as advocate and litigate for roles in Children, Adults and Environment 



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Job Ref: Bolton 0007 DE62 / 1
Senior Legal Assistant - Children's Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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Senior Legal Assistant - Children's Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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