Legal Assistant

Brent Council
Brent, London Borough
£28,356 - £30,108 p.a. inc.
01 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full time
Salary range: £28,356 - £30,108 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.

Following a recent restructure, a number of new posts in a variety of disciplines are available within the Council's Legal Service. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated legal assistants and senior legal assistants 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 25 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.

The Post

In our Children & Adult Social Care team we are looking for a Legal Assistant to support the work within the Adult Social Care team, including administrative preparation of welfare and Deprivation of Liberty authorisation cases in the Court of Protection, Ordinary Residence disputes, threats of Judicial Review and other casework relating to Adult Social Care and to carry a small individual caseload under supervision.

The Person

We are looking for an experienced Legal Assistant used to working in a busy office within a social care team with strong organisational skills to assist lawyers in the team to progress cases, draft pleadings, witness statements and prepare matters for the County Court, High Court, Administrative Court and Court of Protection.

The work will be varied and provide experience across many interesting legal fields including community care, mental health and mental capacity law.

Closing Date: 15 October 2018 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: TBC

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.

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

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