Lawyer - Adult Services
Salary: £32,029 up to £42,683 per annum, depending on experience
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced lawyer, solicitor or barrister to provide specialist legal advice, support and representation to the Council’s Health and Adult Services directorate. Adult social care is a highly specialised area that involves complex law and a broad range of social issues. As a service we provide a comprehensive and efficient service to our users and we are proud holders of the Lexcel accreditation. Our enviable reputation for providing a high level of client satisfaction has led us to have been finalists and winners of national awards, most recently the Lawyers in Local Government Awards. We proactively meet the needs of our existing clients, with ambitious plans to grow our customer bases.
About the role : The appointed person will provide advice to the Council’s Health and Adult Services directorate on all aspects of adult social care including mental capacity and best interests, safeguarding vulnerable adults, deprivation of liberty, ordinary residence and mental health. Dedicated support and advice is also provided to the Benefits, Assessment and Charging Teams in Health and Adult Services, on matters related to financial assessments and charging for adult social care. This role is a challenging one that would suit someone with the ability to analyse complex factual information and to identify and apply the relevant legislation and case law.
About you : Ideally, you will have specific experience in adult social care, as well as excellent communication, analytical and drafting skills, be able to manage a full caseload and provide practical legal advice and support on both operational and strategic matters. The role requires a person with enthusiasm, commitment and motivation to deliver excellent service to the Health and Adult Services directorate.
What we can offer you : There has never been a better time to join North Yorkshire County Council! As a high performing local authority who put our residents at the heart of what we do, we have a lot to celebrate. We are looking for innovative individuals who will help us realise our ambition of ensuring that all residents of North Yorkshire have access to live happier, healthier and more independent lives. Join an organisation that gives you extra… such as a generous benefits package including flexible working, a local government pension scheme, family friendly leave, salary sacrifice schemes for a variety of benefits, learning and development packages, employee discount benefits and access to a range of modern technologies to support modern ways of working.
About North Yorkshire : North Yorkshire benefits from easy connectivity to the A1M, M62, A19, A64 providing convenient road and rail links to vibrant areas such as Teesside, York, Leeds and the East Riding of Yorkshire and a little over two hours commute on the main train line to London.
Apply: If you would like an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Emma Dixon, Senior Adult Services Lawyer on 01609 798842 or email Emma.Dixon@northyorks.gov.uk.
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