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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
02/11/2020
Advert End Date:
29/11/2020 23:59
Salary:
£36,922 - £40,876 pa
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Legal
Vacancy ID:
201624
Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside

Job details 

Closing date:
29 Nov


Further information

Lawyer – Legal Services; LG Grade 10 - full time, 37 hours per week, permanent.

Children’s Safeguarding - Legal Services, Law and Governance

Would you like to undertake varied, high quality legal work with like-minded and supportive colleagues who are committed to providing excellent public service and making a difference within the local community?

We wish to recruit a flexible, highly skilled lawyer to join our Safeguarding & Litigation Legal Team based within our Lexcel accredited Legal Services Team. It is essential that you have experience of and a genuine enthusiasm for Child Safeguarding law and an excellent approach to public service and client care. Candidates from both the public and private sector are encouraged to apply

We offer a modern, open plan, working environment with opportunities to use technology to work in a flexible and agile way. Our lawyers operate both autonomously and collaboratively to deliver high performance with light touch management. We provide a supportive environment for the development and maintenance of your professional skills and experience.

You will provide legal advice, representation and undertake legal research relating to child safeguarding matters and will carry a caseload of matters in both proceedings and pre-proceedings. You will undertake advocacy in the relevant courts, including contested hearings and briefing counsel where appropriate.

You will work closely with social work colleagues and will be interested to know that following an OFSTED inspection in March 2020 the overall effectiveness of Children’s Social Care Services in North Tyneside were judged to be ‘Outstanding’

As part of a busy legal team you may be required to undertake work in other areas covered by the team.

If you would like to be part of our team and are committed to providing an excellent legal service in this vital area of work we look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that due to Covid-19 the team are currently working from home using laptops and video conferencing for meetings and hearings with limited office attendance. The working arrangements are subject to review.

For further information please contact:

- Louise Watson, Senior Manager Legal Services: louise.watson@northtyneside.gov.uk
- Eleanor Reyland, Legal Manager, Safeguarding & Litigation: eleanor.reyland@northtyneside.gov.uk

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

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