Solicitor or Lawyer (Adult Social Care)

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SCP 39-42  £41,675 To: £44,632 per annum

Closing Date 18 August 2020

St Helens Borough Council are inviting applications for a post within its Legal Services Team. If you are the successful candidate, you will have a flexible approach to problem solving, demonstrating sound judgement and the capability to deal with unexpected situations.

You will be organised, an excellent communicator and an effective team member. In return, we offer an interesting but demanding role in a friendly and supportive environment.

In providing legal services to the Council’s People’s Services client department, the successful candidate will be dealing with all aspects of Adult social care work, including, but not limited to, proceedings before the Court of Protection, including undertaking your own advocacy, ordinary residence and funding disputes, complaints ( including dealing with complaints that proceed to the Ombudsman), Trusts, Deprivation of Liberty applications, MCA queries, Judicial Review and Nearest relative displacement. You will also be required to provide training on changes in legislation and important case law to the client team and colleagues.

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.

If you would like to know about this post or have an informal discussion please contact Nina Ellement, Interim Head of Legal Services on email

For an application form and further details contact:
 Cavelle Morgan
01744 671852
Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP

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