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Childcare Solicitor - Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership

Closing date

18/04/2021

Salary

£44,863 - £49,764

Job description

Have you got what it takes to drive and support change across two ambitious, innovative and transforming Councils?

The Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership is an outcome focused service recognised for its dedication to improving the communities in which we live and work and delivering professional excellence. Winner of the Lawyers in Local Government Awards 'Project Team of the Year' in 2017, winner of Legal Team of the Year in 2018.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Childcare Solicitor specialising in child protection law to join our dynamic and growing team, dealing with high profile and challenging cases supporting the Council's priority of ensuring children & young people get a good start in life and safeguarding families within our local community.

Required: Practicing Solicitor or Barrister with 3+ year's PQE together with strong advocacy, negotiating and advisory skills and competence with IT and case management systems. You will need an enabling, positive approach to finding solutions to complex problems and have good appreciation of risk management/ the ability to work flexibly across a multi skilled team.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

For further information about this role please view the job description.

For all recruitment queries please email our Recruitment team: recruitment@southampton.gov.uk

Additional information:

  • This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
  • For any posts that require a DBS check, if you have lived outside the UK within the last 5 years, you will be required to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct or a police certificate from the country/countries you have resided in. Kindly note that this is at the expense of the candidate, as well as any costs involved for translating into English.
  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed. Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications that are made through a third party agency. We cannot guarantee that any correspondence sent from third party agencies will be responded to. To ensure your application is received please apply online at www.southampton.gov.uk/jobs

To apply for the position please apply online by clicking here

Reference

11986

Contact

recruitment@southampton.gov.uk