Assistant Legal Officer - Safeguarding Children & Adults Team

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£20,092 - £21,748 per annum
Closing date
24 Oct 2021

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Corporate Services, Legal, Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Children's Services, Social Care
Job role
Contract Type
Part Time

Kirklees Legal Services is one of the largest legal practices in the area and carries out legal work required by the Council.  The Service is responsible for ensuring that the Council operates efficiently within the Law, meets its statutory responsibilities effectively and uses its legal powers to carry out the policies decided by the Councillors to meet the needs of the people of Kirklees.

The Children’s Services and Social Care Team is one of three specialist legal teams within Legal Services. The team provides advice and advocacy services to internal clients in the fields of Children and Safeguarding and Specialist Provision, and Vulnerable Adults which includes the fields of Mental Health, Community Care and dealing with mentally incapacitated individuals.  The team is a large and busy team that employs 13 Senior Legal Officers and a number of Legal Assistants and administrative support staff. 

The achievement of high standards is a priority for all in the Council and Legal Services has a crucial part to play, working with every part of the organisation towards our vision and key objectives to make a difference to the people of Kirklees.

You should have relevant experience in a legal office dealing with childcare work or prosecutions in the Magistrates Court, or other legal work at a similar level.  Knowledge of legal procedures relating to childcare or family proceedings is also essential as is English to GCSE level or the ability to demonstrate equivalent competencies.

In order to be short-listed for this job please demonstrate how you meet the competencies as detailed on the attached Job Focus Sheet

Closing date  

24 October 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

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

Important Information

JP Assistant Legal Officer (2).pdf – 169KB 

Assistant Legal Officer - Focus sheet.pdf – 173KB 

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