Senior Advocate, Childcare

Brent Council
Brent, London Borough
£47,541 - £53,526 p.a. inc.
21 Sep 2018
02 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full time
Salary range: £47,541 - £53,526 p.a. inc.

Contract: Permanent

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time

Join an exciting Legal Service

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

Following a recent restructure, a number of new posts in a variety of disciplines are available in the Council's Legal Service. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated lawyers to join us in Brent's impressive Civic Centre, located right next to Wembley Stadium and just a 12 minute train ride from Baker Street and a 21 minute train ride from Kings Cross. So if you are a skilled professional looking for challenging and rewarding work in a demanding but supportive environment, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

In our Children and Adults Social Care team we are looking for a Senior Advocate specialising in Childcare.

The Person

We require an Admitted solicitor or qualified Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, with at least three years' experience in public child care law. Strong advocacy skills are required, as is the ability to communicate complex legal advice concisely and clearly. This role will require the post holder to work in a pressurised environment, working to tight time scales - therefore candidates should be robust and commercially minded.

Closing Date: 21 October 2018 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: w/c 29th October 2018

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Standard' DBS Disclosure.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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Job Description

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