In – House Advocate

Salary: £48,984 – £51,055

Job reference REQ00000012708

Hours: 1 x Full Time (37 hours per week)

Workbase: Craven House, Barrow-in-Furness (flexible working available)

Contract: Permanent

Cumbria County Council have a vacancy for an experienced In-house Advocate familiar with the conduct of litigation in Child Protection cases to join our Children’s Services Legal Team.

The successful candidate will be required to attend courts and tribunals, in the role of advocate, on behalf of the Council, including conducting advocacy in multi-day hearings as dictated by the needs of the Council and the court.

They will also be required to provide legal advice to senior managers, officers and elected members on matters relevant to the technical specialism of the role, including on strategy and tactics in complex cases.

Interview details

Closing date: 22nd August 2021

Interviews: 6th, 7th and/or 9th September 2021

Due to the coronavirus, we are operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Cumbria County Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Cumbria County Council.

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