Team Lawyer – People (Children’s)
As a Team Lawyer – People (Children’s) you will be part of a client focussed and outcomes driven legal and democratic function. You will operate in the areas of law of Local Authority pre-proceedings work, Care proceedings, Other safeguarding orders and Adoption. You will work closely with client officers, Elected Members, partner organisations and other key stakeholders to assist them in the delivery of their service objectives and priorities.
You will be an admitted Solicitor entitled to a current practicing certificate or have an alternative Barrister or Legal Executive qualification. You will ideally have three years post qualification experience in two areas of law from Local Authority pre-proceedings work, Care proceedings, Other safeguarding orders and Adoption. You will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated and professional individual with experience of providing legal advice to assist and guide clients when making decisions.
Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or ‘unbroken’ between the supporting organisations.