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Senior Solicitor (Childcare Team Leader) - Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership

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£48,432 - £54,932 per annum

Job description

Senior Solicitor (Childcare Team Leader) – 10542


37 hours per week

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, the Partnership went from strength to strength taking the top award for overall winner of Legal Team of the Year in 2018.

We provide strategic and professional advice and services covering all aspects of local government law.

We currently have exciting opportunities to join our dynamic and growing team during a period of significant transformation and major project delivery within the Councils supported by the Legal Partnership.

In this role you will be supervising and working within the busy and high profile Legal Child Protection Team, one of the largest teams in the Partnership, this position offers an excellent and rewarding opportunity for an experienced, hardworking and proactive childcare lawyer with experience in team and performance leadership.

To be successful you will need a minimum of five years PQE as either a solicitor or barrister with experience in childcare matters, including safeguarding, adoption and fostering. You will also need to demonstrate leadership and management experience in a high performing and outcome focused team environment dedicated to delivering real change for children and families. Local Authority experience would be advantageous.

To apply:

Please follow to apply online.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed detailing how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. Unfortunately we no longer accept CVs as part of our application process.

For all recruitment queries please our Recruitment team:

Tel: 023 8083 4033