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Client suffolk county council

Senior Child Care Lawyer - Suffolk County Council

Closing date




Job description

37 hpw

Maternity cover.

This is an opportunity to join an experienced, well-regarded, innovative and award-winning legal team delivering high-quality services to the county council and other organisations. Suffolk Legal was awarded 'Legal Team of the Year 2016' at the Lawyers in Local Government Awards and is Lexcel Accredited.

The Child Care team is indispensable in ensuring that the local authority routinely receives appropriate advice in respect of its statutory safeguarding duties towards children as set out in the Children Act 1989 and associated legislation and guidance.

You must be willing to embrace new technology and ways of working.

Suffolk Legal provides a flexible and dynamic service which is capable of responding quickly to new initiatives and changing priorities. You will be a key player in achieving this aim.

For an informal discussion please contact Polly Mann on (01473) 264241.

For full details and to apply, see or call 0345 601 4412 quoting the job ref.

Closing date: 1pm, 24 May 2019.

This authority 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. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.