Solicitor - Children & Adults team
|Posting date:||21 August 2019|
|Salary:||£37,849 per year|
|Closing date:||20 September 2019|
|Location:||Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG|
|Company:||East Midlands Shared Services|
This position is Politically Restricted. Refer to Applicant Guidance notes for further information.
Children's Social Care Solicitor, Children and Adults Legal Team (Permanent)
The starting salary is £37,849 (Level One) rising to £39,782 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and experienced lawyers to join our busy Children & Adults Legal team. We are centrally located in Nottingham, close to the local Courts and within easy reach of all transport links in and out of the city.
We are a busy, friendly and supportive team dealing with children and adults social care advice and representation. The team covers an extensive range of children's social care legal work including care proceedings, adoption and fostering, forced marriage/FGM protection applications, as well as pre-proceedings advice and representation within the PLO process.
You will have excellent communication, analytical and drafting skills, be able to manage a full caseload and willing to undertake advocacy at the appropriate level. Applications will be considered from candidates at all levels of experience.
Applications will be considered from candidates from the whole range of experience in the team's work, and posts will be offered at the grade appropriate to the successful applicant's skills and experience. The closing date for applications is 22nd September 2019. Interviews expected week commencing 14th October 2019.
- An admitted Solicitor or Barrister
- Excellent communication, analytical and drafting skills
- Ability to manage a full caseload
- Willing to undertake advocacy at the appropriate level
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Natalie Grant, Tel: 0115 8764424 Email: email@example.com
Useful information for Applicants
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve.As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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