Adults & Education Lawyer

CEC NJC – Grade 10/£35,336 – £41,441 per annum

Closing Date 4th December 2022

Ref No E1932

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.

Brighter Future

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The role is both challenging and rewarding and the successful candidate will join a busy and supportive team. We are looking for a qualified lawyer (solicitor, barrister or Cilex) who has sound knowledge in Adult Social Care law, can work well under pressure and has excellent organisational skills. An ability and willingness to transfer your legal skills, if required, to areas of the team’s work that are not currently within your expertise is essential.

Public sector experience is desirable, however, relevant experience gained from the private sector will also be considered. Day to day responsibilities include managing a full caseload and providing advice and support to the local authority, primarily on Adult Social Care.

The successful candidate will have good communication and presentation skills, customer care skills and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.


For an informal chat about this role, please contact Deb Nickson (

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