Senior Safeguarding Lawyer
Our vision is to be a Legal Service that is recognised nationally as best practice in the public sector. We are looking for a Senior Children’s Safeguarding Lawyer to join our busy forward thinking team to provide high quality legal services to officers across Barking and Dagenham to enable them to meet their objectives.
You need to be committed to delivering a client focused service that adds value, ensuring a consistent approach to service delivery and delivering best value. The shared Legal Services is actively involved in shaping and developing the delivery of its service across both authorities and are committed to increasing resilience. This is an exciting opportunity for a hard-working and committed team player.
The successful candidate, whilst demonstrating a working knowledge of local government law, will have the ability to manage a team of children’s safeguarding lawyers as well as holding their own caseload and providing high quality advice for internal clients. At times the successful candidate will be expected to deputise for the Principal Solicitor.
You will have a detailed knowledge of the law relating to children and families and be able to develop existing advocacy skills to represent the council in complex contest the proceedings. The successful candidate will be able to evidence personal commitment to continuous self-development and service improvement.
You will be qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive with advocacy certificate, able and committed to work in a flexible manner including outside normal office hours, when the role necessitates the same. You will be a key member of the group confident and able to work independently on your own initiative.
For an informal discussion on this role please contact Lindsey Marks, Principal Solicitor Children’s and Adult’s Safeguarding on 07530 262528.
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Closing date: 31st July 2017
Special Requirements for this Post
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check.
Please note this is a politically restricted post in accordance with Section 2(1) (b) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.