Community Care Solicitor / Supervisor

Location
London (City of), London (Greater)
Salary
£40000 - £50,000 per annum, depending on experience
Posted
10 May 2024
Closes
07 Jun 2024
Job Title
Solicitor
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role: Community Care Solicitor / Supervisor

A Legal500, Leading law firm looking to recruit dedicated and experienced Solicitor for highly sought permanent positon.

Gemini Recruitment are currently partnering with a large and established law firm. Our client serves corporate entities and private individuals in over 25 practice areas from offices throughout London and across England and Wales. Our client’s accomplishments are acknowledged and recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as a top tier firm.

Community Care Department Background:

Community Care deals with the care people receive in their own homes, institutional accommodation or from health and housing services.Community Care department offers assistance to help access social care services for those who are not receiving the care they need. We believe the most vulnerable members of society are entitled to satisfactory services from institutions and organisations that have the duty to help.

Our Client's team is amongst a handful of firms who have been awarded a Legal Aid Agency franchise for Community Care work.

Our client's team also collaborates with other firms on funding and case management issues and has a close working relationship with a number of barristers’ chambers with relevant expertise in Community Care law. The team undertakes both publicly and privately funded work.

Main Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Report directly to department Director
  • Professional pro-active approach, strong client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs
  • Responsible for all aspects of Community Care work and on occasions, where appropriate providing technical expertise and guidance to other team members
  • Demonstrate a solid commitment to upholding the rights of vulnerable children and young people
  • Ability to manage and supervise Solicitors, Trainee Solicitors and Caseworkers to manage appropriate caseload types and complexities
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Maintaining accurate time costing procedures
  • Implementing any recommendations made by your supervisor following monthly file reviews ensuring that these are dealt with promptly
  • Ensuring compliance with file management
  • Variety of duties including dealing with a range of Community Care matters including all stages of health and social care judicial review and ancillary applications such as trustee orders
  • You will have a professional pro-active approach, strong client care skills and be interested in Business Development and Marketing to supplement the substantial work volumes brought in by the company

Key Skills Required:

  • Must have a clean, valid Practicing Certificate at the time of applying
  • Committed team player and adapt well to new challenges
  • Previous proven supervisory experience and working to key performance indicators
  • Professional with a pro-active approach; excellent client care skills and ability to deal with client matters in a sensitive manner and resolve complicated practicalities
  • Excellent networking and communication skills with the ability to successfully market the Company and generate new business
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to use own initiative and sound judgment
  • Working knowledge of the publicly funded Community Care work and have the ability to service privately funded cases
  • Have extensive experience in dealing with Wills & Probate related work
  • Experience in own advocacy is an advantage
  • Excellent IT Skills -familiar with Microsoft Office applications and document management skills

This list is not exhaustive and there may be other duties as reasonably required.

On offer is an attractive salary package, a supportive team environment and real prospects for promotion. The Company will consider applicants wishing to work part time, full time or with flexible working hours. The Company will allow hybrid-working in accordance with company policy.

About Gemini Recruitment and Equal Opportunities:

Gemini Recruitment is a leading recruitment agency specialising in legal recruitment. We provide a highly focused service specialising in placements for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and Legal Support Staff. We have intimate knowledge of specific opportunities in the legal market across the UK.

The recruitment process will fully comply with GDPR and other applicable laws. Background checks including CRB / DBS checks will establish your eligibility to work in the UK and suitability to the role.

If this sounds of interest, apply now for one of our agents to contact you.