Children’s Safeguarding Lawyer

Job reference COR -23-19

Salary GRADE 9 – 10 £35,934 £43,662

Full Time

Location  New Town House, Buttermarket Street, WA1 2NH


This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and able lawyer to join the in-house legal team at Warrington Borough Council. Based within Legal Services’ Safeguarding team you will primarily work in the area of childcare.

You will be a key member of the team.  From time to time you will also be expected to advise councillors and officers in the areas of adult social care, mental health and education.  The post involves significant levels of advocacy in the Single Family Court.

You will need excellent communication skills, team skills and the ability to interpret legislation in a common sense and practical manner, having due regard to the Council’s legal responsibilities.  We offer a supportive environment within a friendly and progressive team with Lexcel accreditation.

For an informal discussion please contact Caroline Owen on 01925 442085.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer

Job documents

Job description

Person specification

Closing date Sunday 29 September 2019

Apply online