Safeguarding Lawyer

Full time, permanent

Salary £34,728 to £47,292 per annum

Job Ref W 1027

Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

This is a rare opportunity for a talented Lawyer to join the high performing, Lexcel accredited Legal Safeguarding team in Cheshire West and Chester.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, hardworking and able team player with a “can do attitude”.  A desire to be an intrinsic part of a successful team is essential. The post holder will be required  to provide high quality legal representation and skilled and effective advocacy on behalf of the Council in public law children`s proceedings in the Family Courts and to provide appropriate advice and assistance to enable the Council to deliver its’ statutory duties in in respect of children.

The role is offered on a full time, permanent basis. The salary range will be determined on experience of the successful candidate (please see Job Description and Person Specification).

For an informal discussion about this role please contact  Catharine Morgan or Caroline Crosby in the first instance on and

The contractual work location for this role is listed above however you may be required to work from a range of work locations or sites within the Borough and may also be required to work from home, depending on the needs of the service.

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In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated meeting the Council’s core competencies of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please click the Equality Policy for more information.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £9.30 per hour for all contracted hours.

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