Head of Childcare – Legal
GOVERNANCE AND RESOURCES
HEAD OF CHILDCARE – LEGAL
FULL TIME 36 HOURS PER WEEK
GRADE L £51,344 TO £57,282 PER ANNUM
The Council has been on an improvement journey with its Children’s Services Directorate, and has just improved its Ofsted rating from Requires Improvement to be Good, the next step for which we feel is just around the corner.
We are therefore looking for a high calibre ambitious childcare lawyer to join our legal team to help on this exciting journey. This post offers the opportunity for a lawyer either looking for the opportunity to gain experience as a middle manager, whilst still carrying a complex case and legal advice workload, or equally one already in this position looking to consolidate their experience at a senior legal level in a public sector organisation.
You will lead on all children related legal matters, including reports, ombudsman and data protection, and manage a team of childcare lawyers consisting of solicitors, legal executive/trainee legal executives, and support staff. You will be a highly accomplished and robust litigator and advocate in court, inquiry and tribunal venues, with a positive attitude and a practical approach to legal work.
You will also be capable of providing quality advice and assistance at Director and other senior officer level, including strategy and performance, on the children’s agenda.
If you are passionate about public service, and would like to join us in making a difference, we would like to hear from you!
We seek candidates with substantial PQE or equivalent experience.
This job is based in Ashton-under-Lyne, which is 10 minutes by train from central Manchester, and the Council operates a working from home policy and flexible working week.
If you require any further details please contact Aileen Johnson on 0161 342 2924
Reference No: DPT160
Closing Date: 1st August 2019 Noon
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