Senior Solicitor/Lawyer Social Care

Grade/Salary SCP 43-45, from: £47,665 To: £49,704 per annum

Job Ref CCL74

Closing Date 10th May 2022

Following a Service Review, St Helens is recruiting to several full time, permanent positions within the Legal team. This is an exciting time to join the Council as it pursues its journey of transformation and regeneration of its town centres.

St Helens is ideally located in the Merseyside area with good transport links to the surrounding areas. We are a busy, but friendly and well supported legal team. We have embraced new ways of working and the role will predominantly feature hybrid working, offering a high level of flexibility, allowing staff to take control of their work/life balance.

We are looking for a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of CILEx to work closely with and assist the Principal Solicitor to lead and manage the Social Care legal team, covering Child Protection and related ancillary Family Law, Adult and Education matters.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your career and progress into a management role. You will have to opportunity to make a real contribution to developing the legal team as well as working strategically with client departments.

You will be highly motivated and organised, with excellent communication skills and have extensive experience advising social care clients in children and/or adult social care matters.

To succeed in this role, you will need extensive experience representing local authority clients in the Family Court and/or Court of Protection, including contested and uncontested hearings and the ability to support the team in developing their advocacy experience.

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

We welcome applications from the BAME community.

For an application form and further details contact:

Cavelle Curran

 01744 671852
 Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP

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