Senior Legal Assistant – Maternity Cover, 10 months FTC

Fixed term 10 month contract – maternity leave cover

Grade G SCP 20-25 £25,991 to £29,577 per annum

Job Ref  CR/21/168537

Closing Date 17th November 2021

Sefton, the northern borough of Liverpool City Region, boasts 22 miles of stunning coastline. Home to Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation and world-renowned Aintree Racecourse, the diversity of the Borough provides a unique mix of urban and natural setting. With excellent transport links, Sefton is well placed for accessing cities across the North West, including Liverpool and Manchester. Sefton is a confident and connected Borough with a motivated and dedicated workforce.

This post is available within the Children and Social Care Team. The Team provide legal services in relation to child protection, adoption, education, and all matters relating to children’s social care, including deprivations of liberty and judicial review. The role involves close working alongside Lawyers / Solicitors supporting their case load of public law matters and conduct of a caseload of more routine legal cases in the Family Court with minimal supervision. Also, regular attendance at court with counsel.

This is a major investment in Legal Services in order to provide an excellent service delivering positive outcomes for children and their families in the Borough of Sefton. This is an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic and committed team with opportunities to develop and progress for the right candidate.
The post may appeal to someone with previous experience of child and family law, public law, and / or a Law Graduate and /or Legal Practice Course Graduate.

For an informal discussion please call Lisa Orr 0151 934 2493.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

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