Solicitor – Children

Job Title: Solicitor – Children

Contract: Permanent

Salary:  £47,830 – £50,784 (SM3) per annum

Hours: 36.66 per week

Based: Level 4, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UL

Closing Date: Sunday 25th April 2021

Shortlisting & Interview Dates: TBC.


Role Overview

To provide the professional services of a solicitor to the Council and other bodies within the Directorate for Health and Well-being.


Key Responsibilities

  • To advise Council, Executive, Committees, Officers and Departments of the Council on legal matters primarily, but not exclusively, relating to all areas of Social Services and Education including attendance at evening meetings as requested.
  • Advocacy in contested and uncontested hearings in Court and when necessary instruction of Counsel at the Family Court, including the preparation and management of cases.
  • Drafting and settling of legal documentation with particular reference to Children’s Social Care.
  • Conduct of litigation with particular reference to Children’s Social Care and Education matters.

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