Childcare Lawyer required for an initial 3 month period to join a Local Authority based in Bedfordshire.
Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to work as part of a fast-paced, friendly Childcare team within a large local authority.
The successful Childcare Lawyer will undertake a busy workload, with duties including but not limited to;
- Managing a busy caseload of Childcare matters
- Undertaking advocacy in courts and tribunals
- Acting as a legal advisor to a wide range of clients in relation to their Children's social care functions
- Contributing to the development, training or mentoring of colleagues
- Supervising other members of the team in a line management capacity where required
- Developing, providing legal input and delivering training courses to relevant people
The ideal candidate will be an experienced Childcare Lawyer, preferably with experience of dealing with public law Children Act matters gained in a Local Authority setting. Previous advocacy experience is essential, including contested EPO applications, interim and full care order applications.
Our client is looking for somebody who possesses drive and enthusiasm, as well as the ability to self-motivate and prioritise a busy workload. These skills should lend themselves to hit the ground running in this fast-paced role.
The successful candidate will be joining a friendly local authority, which offers free car parking.
We encourage interested applicants 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 Alexis Aarons in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion
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