Solicitor Social Care

Bexley (City/Town), London (Greater)
£38,805 - £49,794 career grade
07 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full time

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Child Care Lawyer to join our busy and progressive Legal Services Department. 

You will be a qualified Barrister or (or qualified Legal Executive) entitled to practice and with a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.  You must have the ability to conduct a substantial caseload and to work under pressure with minimum supervision and limited resources.

You will be responsible for conducting your own caseload of children’s proceedings and take an active role in advising and representing your client in Court.  You will therefore need to be a confident advocate who is able to conduct contested hearings (as appropriate). 

You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills, competent ICT skills and, demonstrate a high level of commitment to this demanding area of law.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of a Standard Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Other training will be provided as necessary.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sue Putnam Principal Solicitor (Social Care) on 020 3045 3911

What we offer

  • Our Choices Flexible Benefits Package includes lease car, and cash options to the value of £2,322 per annum (applies to Bexley L9 only)
  • Relocation Package up to £8,000
  • Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
  • Performance Related Pay
  • 25/27days Annual Leave (rising to 28/30 after 5 years’ service) depending on grade plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

About us:

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

 Previous Applicants need not apply                                

Your Application:

  • Closing Date for your application: 23/06/2019
  • CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
  • Anticipated Interview date: Week commencing 01/07/2019