Adult Social Care Lawyer
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.
In our Children & Adult Social Care team we are looking for a Lawyer to support the work within the Adult Social Care team, including managing a caseload of adult social care work to include welfare and Deprivation of Liberty applications in the Court of Protection, Ordinary Residence disputes, threats of Judicial Review, No Recourse to Public Funds, and other casework relating to Adult Social Care. This is a 1 year fixed term position.
We are looking for an experienced Lawyer, used to working in a busy office within a social care team in a Local Authority, with a good practical knowledge of The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and knowledge of The Mental Health Acts, with strong organisational skills to progress cases, and manage matters in the County Court, High Court, Administrative Court and Court of Protection.
Working in a very diverse borough you will be exposed to a huge variety and complex work across many interesting legal fields including community care, mental health and mental capacity law.
Closing Date: 2 June 2019 (23:00)
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.