Advocacy Lawyer - Coventry City Council
£35,444 - £41,967 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented advocate within the Childcare Advocacy team. We are looking for enthusiastic and able lawyers to join our service and to represent the Council as our in-house advocates. A qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive with the Cilex advocacy qualification, you will have experience of handling complex local authority child care cases in all tiers of court.
You must be self-motivated and able to provide a high quality, client-focused legal service to work effectively as part of a team and establish good relations with your client departments and outside agencies including the police.
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
37 hours per week
Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers
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