Adult Solicitor

Ref SM3/OL-60438

Salary £48,667 – £51,673 per annum (SM3)

Closing Date 24th April 2022

Role Overview:

To provide the professional services of a solicitor to the Council and other bodies within the Community Services and Adult Social Care Directorate

Job Description & Person Specification.doc

Key Responsibilities:

  • To advise Council, Executive, Committees, Officers and Departments of the Council on legal matters primarily, but not exclusively, relating to all areas of Social Services including attendance at evening meetings as required
  • Drafting and settling of legal documentation with particular reference to Adult’s Social care matters
  • Conduct of litigation with particular reference to Adult’s Social Care matters
  • To give clear guidance and assistance to all members of the team in respect of the areas of expertise specific to the postholder and to assist and cover for other team members, as necessary.

Key Requirements:

To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • Extensive experience of advising Social work clients and their managers.
  • Extensive post qualification experience in conducting adult social care proceedings
  • Ability to advise competently on complex adult social care matters including community care and mental health and to assimilate and advise upon evidential matters relating thereto.
  • Knowledge of adult social care legislation including community care and mental health

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Oldham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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