Childcare Lawyer required to join a local authority based in London for an initial 3 month period.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a welcoming Childcare team within an award-winning Local Authority. The work will predominantly involve providing advice on and conducting cases dealing with children's social services issues, care proceedings, and giving general advice to the client department.
They are looking for an experienced Childcare Lawyer who is able to take responsibility for a busy caseload. Due to the nature of the work, this Childcare Lawyer role may involve advocacy work when appropriate. Therefore it is important that the successful candidate has experience of conducting their own advocacy. The perfect applicant for this role will demonstrate experience in the following essential areas;
● Emergency applications
● Care Proceedings
Additionally, knowledge of adult social services would be desirable, as this would help to support the other area of work undertaken by the team.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent organisational and time management skills. Team-fit is very important for this Council, in order to maintain a positive working environment. They are passionate about encouraging continuous development, therefore this local authority would like to find a candidate who is able to positively influence and develop others.
In return, this local authority offer a great working environment, giving the opportunity to join an expanding team who are happy to help others. Transport links within walking distance make this an easily commutable location.
We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Kate Wilkinson in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.
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