Job Ref E 523
Salary £ 46,028 – £52,803
Closing Date Midnight 6 March 2020
We are looking for an experienced and committed Senior Solicitor to manage a small team of lawyers dealing with a range of matters including:
- Adult Social Care matters including adult safeguarding
- Court of Protection
- Care Act
- Social care debt and finance
- Mental Health
- Education law
Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.
At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.
If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future – together.
This is a busy and supportive team and the role is a challenging and dynamic one. We are looking for a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with extensive knowledge in Adult Social Care work and a demonstrable ability and willingness to transfer your legal skills to areas of the team’s work that may not be currently within your expertise. You will be able to research and anticipate the effects on service provision of new developments in the law for clients; provide legal and procedural advice and training to clients as required and supervise colleagues in the Legal Service as appropriate.
Candidates with experience from a Local Authority setting would be preferable as a sound understanding of local government and administrative law, and an appreciation of the challenges facing local authorities will be key to your role.
You will have good communication and presentation skills, good customer care skills and good analytical and problem solving skills. The ability to work under pressure to deadlines, and well developed leadership and staff supervision skills is essential. You will ideally have experience of attending committees and be able to attend occasional evening meetings.
For an informal chat about this post please contact Deborah Nickson on telephone number 01270-685830
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For an informal chat about this position please telephone Deborah Nickson on 01270685830.
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