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Senior Lawyer (Safeguarding) Children - London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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PO6 £45,387-£48,237

Job description


A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London's most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London's most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to live, work, learn and do business. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work with a rich history and heritage and a diverse community.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of work we undertake in-house. We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the Council's functions and meet its changing needs, and are now looking for experienced and highly motivated professionals to join the team.

Flexible working is available including working from home for part of the working week.


1x permanent and 1 x 2yr FTC

You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with Children's Social Care, reporting to the Principal Lawyer – (Safeguarding) Children. You will be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with Childcare legal work including emergency applications, care proceedings, adoption and Inherent Jurisdiction, and of providing advice at panel meetings. You will also have strong advocacy skills. Knowledge of judicial review and Adult social care work will be an advantage as the post holder may be required to provide support on these matters.

You will be able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision and will be accustomed to working at pace in a busy team.

External applicants apply via the Council's website: