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Childcare Lawyer

  • Location

    Leicester, Leicestershire

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £39880 - £42821 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Jessica Gaunt

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


Sellick Partnership are delighted to be working with Leicester City Council to assist with their permanent recruitment requirements within the Legal Team.

Leicester City Council are a unitary authority, which have over 12,500 employees all working to improve the lives of the 348,000 residents who call Leicester home. The visions and values of the Council are all focused around making Leicester an attractive, welcoming and enjoyable city to live, work and do business in.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Childcare Lawyer to join a genuinely supportive, friendly team on a permanent basis. You will report to the Principal Solicitor and also be supported by a team of excellent Legal Officers. There are opportunities available for full time or part time working hours and you will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. Once government guidelines are relaxed and a return to the office is made, their priority is to continue to support their employees and offer as much flexibility as possible.

Main duties of the role include:

  • Provide legal advice and representation to the Council on matters relating to child protection
  • Hold a caseload of pre proceedings and care proceedings and act as an advocate for the Council during hearings
  • Draft legal documents as required and instruct Counsel where necessary
  • Liaising with other colleagues, Social Workers, Lawyers from 3rd party organisations and other agencies e.g. Court/Police
  • Assisting in the training and supervision of less experienced employees

As a Local Authority employee, you will be enrolled into the Local Government pension scheme, be offered a generous annual leave entitlement and receive a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and travel passes. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Jess Gaunt on 0161 834 1642 for a confidential discussion or alternatively you can email your CV to jess.gaunt@sellickpartnership.co.uk.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you.

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