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Childcare Lawyer

  • £40000 - £45441 per annum + Local government pension
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Permanent
  • Legal, Local Government & Public Sector

Childcare Lawyer

£40,000 - £45,441



Sellick partnership are delighted to be recruiting for a childcare lawyer to join a local authority in Yorkshire on a permanent basis.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fantastic team with a wealth of experience. The successful candidate will be picking up a range of duties, such as:

  • Holding a caseload of care cases and pre proceedings
  • Advising clients on child protection, care proceedings, special guardianship, private law proceedings, fostering legislation and adoption law
  • Attending legal planning, PLO and Gateway meetings
  • Preparing for hearings and conducting advocacy in the Family Court
  • Drafting threshold documents

Not only is this a chance to join a wider legal services team that is friendly, welcoming and progressive in their working arrangements, but there is much more than they can offer! They are an inclusive workforce who welcome applications from all backgrounds, and have a number of inclusive benefits:

  • Local government pension
  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
  • Training and support
  • Excellent maternity and sick/medical leave
  • Mental-well being support
  • Excellent holiday package

Prospective candidates need to be a qualified solicitor, legal executive or barrister and to have some exposure of care proceedings.

We encourage interested applicants seeking part time or full time to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Sara Robinson 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.

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