In House Advocate (Social Care)

Grade K – £41,675 – £45,591

37 hours per week

1 x Permanent post

Interviews will take place on 16th December 2019

We are looking to recruit an In-House Advocate to join our Social Care Legal Team. The successful candidate will have extensive experience of advocacy in the family courts to include experience of conducting final hearings before circuit judges. The advocate will work a varied caseload within a sensitive political environment.

Applicants should be enthusiastic team players with excellent organisational skills and be able to look at evidence in a balanced and analytical way. Knowledge of Local Government Law with a particular emphasis on Public Children Act proceedings is essential. Experience of adult social care would also be beneficial. Excellent communication skills are required as you will be responsible for your advocacy and providing advice and guidance to clients and lawyers.

You will have the ability to work on your own initiative and be effective when faced with a high volume of complex work. The successful candidate will have the ability to build rapport and trust with clients and have strong negotiation and persuasion skills.

Bolton is a great place to work. We have a strong team of lawyers and the environment is friendly and supportive. The office is open plan and we all use Iken as a case management system and have access to Lexis.

We are a flexible service. You will have the opportunity to work from other offices within Bolton and to work from home on occasion, as directed by business need, which can reduce travelling time. Furthermore, we operate a flexitime system which allows flexibility in your working life. In return, we are looking for the same flexibility from you in relation to the role.

We are a modern and progressive employer, our Lawyers have access to technology that enables them to work differently. You will have the latest software on your touch screen laptop, allowing you to work remotely and flexibly. We are based in newly renovated premises in Bolton town centre, with nearby parking and access to rail and bus networks.
As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits, including discounts and exclusive gym membership prices and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition we offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as access to employee support services and assistance programmes.
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For an informal discussion about the position please contact Ceri Owen or Sharon Hymes on 01204 331012

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.
This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.

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