Lawyer – Adult/Education

  • Grade: CEC NJC – Grade 11
  • Salary Min: £39,638 pro rata per annum
  • Salary Max: £46,028 pro rata per annum
  • Hours per week: 22.2
  • Permanent
  • Ref No627

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

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live, work, visit and invest. We are proud to be one of the biggest employers in the area, employing around 4000 staff based in offices and other workplaces across the Borough. As a unitary council, we provide many different services and we offer a wide range of opportunities to job applicants from all backgrounds, ages, skills and interests. Our aim is to have a diverse workforce that understands and represents the communities they serve.

We work hard to deliver on our promise to Put Residents First by asking our staff to live our values which we believe underpin our success. To us ‘Putting Residents First’ is about really listening and understanding what residents and businesses need and responding appropriately to provide the best possible Service.

If you would like to be part of our team and want to contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate and are willing to work as part of a team, we would like to hear from you for our current vacancy.

We are looking for a highly motivated lawyer to join a small team of lawyers dealing with a range of Adult Social Care matters including adult safeguarding, deprivation of liberty cases, applications to the Court of Protection, the Care Act 2014, social care debt and finance, coroner’s inquest work and mental health law.

This is a busy and supportive team, which also deals with education law and the role is a challenging and rewarding one. We are looking for a qualified Solicitor or Barrister who has sound knowledge in Adult Social Care law, who 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, particularly in relation to education law.

Public sector experience is desirable. Day to day responsibilities include managing a caseload and providing advice and support to the local authority, primarily on Adult Social Care but if necessary, on a full range of the team’s work.

You will have good communication and presentation skills, good customer care skills and good analytical and problem-solving skills.

Hours of Work: 3 days per week (22.2 hours) Part time.

If you require further information about applying for this post, please contact Deborah Nickson, Legal Team Manager on 01270-685830.

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