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

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£43,662 - £49,398

Job description

Location: Civic Centre

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time

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 Solicitor specialising in child protection law – we want you 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 our Recruitment team: Tel: 023 8083 4033 Email:

Additional information:

  • This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).
  • It is usual for successful candidates to start at the bottom of the pay grade.

To be considered for this post please submit an online application through our website: or click on the 'Apply for this job' button on the website.

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. A CV on its own will not be considered.

To apply for the position please select the 'Apply for this job' button at the bottom of the page on the website - Please click here to view advert.