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Adults Safeguarding Lawyer

  • £43815 - £51903 per annum
  • London
  • Permanent
  • Legal, Local Government & Public Sector

Adult's Safeguarding Lawyer
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
London, Hybrid

£43,815 - £51,903

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Adults Lawyer to join an attentive, supportive team and to undertake a mix of stimulating and rewarding community care work.

Adult's Safeguarding Lawyer duties include;

  • Undertake and manage a full caseload of legal work in the area of Adult Social Care Law and Community Care Law and progress to conclusion (with or without supervision dependent on experience)
  • Manage a caseload consisting of Adult Social Care, Community Care, No recourse to Public Funds, Age Assessment and Immigration cases, including applications for authorisation of Deprivation of Liberty and defending threats of or application for Judicial Review prioritising work according to risk
  • Carry out research and provide legal advice, and negotiate and agree, draft, prepare and process legal agreements and documents, and all other necessary and appropriate documentation associated with matters in the area of Adult Social Care Law, and Community Care Law
  • Provide legal support to the Council to enable and facilitate the provision of high-quality legal service
  • Provide legal advice in relation to and prepare formal Legal Implications for reports under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer, to relevant committees, panels, working parties and other meetings as required
  • Represent the Council in proceedings within the Court of Protection and all other relevant Courts dealing with matters pertaining to Adult Safeguarding and Community Care
  • Undertake advocacy such as directions appointments and applications for order by consent, case management discussions and hearings appropriate to experience under supervision

Adult's Safeguarding Lawyer will;

  • Be qualified solicitor, barrister, or chartered legal executive with advocacy certificate, able and committed to deliver work in a flexible manner including outside normal office hours, when the role necessitates the same
  • Have some knowledge of local government and how it affects the work of the team, however applicants from other sectors are encouraged to apply

Benefits of joining LB Barking and Dagenham;

  • Excellent pension
  • Generous remuneration
  • Flexible working options, Barking and Dagenham Legal Services offers a hybrid of home and office-based working
  • Family friendly
  • Range of discounts including high street, restaurants, cinema, supermarket etc
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Interesting, wide-ranging work

About the Council;

  • The council has a track record of helping team members develop their professional expertise
  • In 2020 LB Barking and Dagenham were awarded the Law Works Award for the Best Contribution by an In-house Team and were highly commended for the Law Works Most Effective Pro Bono Partnership and for the LLG Legal Team of the Year Award
  • As an LBBD employee you'll have access to high street savings, supermarkets, cashback incentives travel and holiday discounts; discounts at restaurants and cinemas; local, national, and seasonal offers; and a wide range of better-than-public deals through our Wider Wallet scheme. You'll also have access to an Employee Assistance Programme; this offers a little extra support to manage life's everyday challenges; both work and personal. The EAP is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides free, impartial, confidential information and support to help you gain a better work-life balance
  • As a member of the LGPS you will get a pension paid to you when you retire as well as being entitled to other benefits such as life insurance cover, a pension for your family if you die whilst employed by the council, payments if you have to retire due to ill-health
  • To deliver our commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services, all staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services we deliver. As such we value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds including from the LGBTQIA+ community, genders, ages, disabilities, faiths/beliefs and candidates from Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds

If you have the necessary skills, ambition, and experience for this role, please apply with your CV now.

Should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Maxine Beitler in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide and we assess applications based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice on our website.

Maxine Beitler Recruitment Consultant

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