Childcare Paralegal

England, Northamptonshire
£23166 - £29854 per annum + D.O.E
03 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017
Alexis Aarons
Job Title
Practice Area
Child Law
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Childcare Paralegal required to join a large local authority based in Northamptonshire on a permanent basis.


This is a brilliant opportunity to be part of a welcoming team that nurtures it's paralegals and allows them to undertake interesting work with an emphasis on ownership and managing their own cases. This role would be ideal for an ambitious Childcare Paralegal who wants to get stuck in to a busy workload as opposed to mainly handling administrative matters.


This Local Authority also really takes care of their staff, offering a generous salary which is higher than the average reward package for paralegals within the home counties.


The successful Childcare Paralegal will undertake a busy workload, where duties will include managing a caseload comprising mainly of children's social care matters, although there may be the opportunity to enhance your skillset and pick up adults social care matters too. Additionally, you will provide support to Lawyers in the preparation of cases in courts and tribunals.


Alongside this, the successful candidate will assist Lawyers with their day-to-day workload and act as a point of contact on a variety of cases, which will involve the following duties;

  • Taking instructions and giving advice
  • Carrying out research
  • Preparing applications
  • Drafting documents and correspondence
  • Commissioning and instructing expert witnesses
  • Liaising with witnesses
  • Attending meetings
  • Providing advice and representation in courts or tribunals


The ideal candidate will be an experienced Childcare Paralegal, who is able to work under their own initiative and prioritise large volumes of work.


Our client is really looking for somebody who will make a positive contribution to the team, and contribute to the development, training or mentoring of colleagues where required.


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 Alexis Aarons in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion


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