Solicitor – Childcare

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Solicitor - Childcare
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Interim Position

Oxfordshire 5241284

Posted: 29th November 2023 08:56
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  • Pay Rate:

    £30.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • Oxford, Oxfordshire,

    OX1 1ND

What's involved with this role:

Interim Solicitor - Childcare

Job Ref: Oxfordshire 5241284

Pay Rate: £30.00 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

City: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Hybrid working

Enhanced DBS disclosure required for this role

The purpose of the role is to assist in the provision of a comprehensive legal service on all aspects of child protection work to the Children, Young People and Families Directorate and to the Council.

This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all relevant County policies and procedures are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The provision of detailed legal advice to Client Directorates and individual Officers.
  • Drafting legal documents, reports, briefings and opinion on relevant legal matters.
  • Give effect to the instructions of the Client Directorates and the Council and to ensure they act in accordance with legal requirements and policies and procedures.
  • To undertake such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Representing the Council in legal proceedings concerning children in the Family Court
  • Brief Counsel for the representation of the Council in the Family Court and to obtain Counsel’s opinion on any relevant matter relating to children’s proceedings.
  • Handle a personal portfolio of child care cases to a high standard of professional practice.
  • Advise, negotiate and draft legal documents to give effect to decisions of the Client Directorate and the Council.
  • Undertake a range of legal work in connection with the specialist legal area to which the postholder is assigned.
  • Provide general legal advice and to deal with general legal queries relating to children’s matters as required.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be assigned from time to time, including legal training to Client Departments, that may be required.
  • The above duties may be varied or changed by the County Solicitor.


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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.

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:



  1. Qualified Solicitor / Barrister.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Ability in detailing with complex legal matters.
  3. Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  4. Ability to work effectively within a team.
  5. Ability to work creatively and flexibly.
  6. Good negotiation and influencing skills.
  7. Good analytical and legal research skills.
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Job Ref: Oxfordshire 5241284
Solicitor - Childcare
Client Category: Local Authority

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Solicitor - Childcare
Client Category: Local Authority

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