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Childcare Paralegal Northampton

  • Location

    East Midlands

  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal

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  • Consultant:

    Chelsey Newsom

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months +

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Childcare Paralegal

East Midlands

3 Months +

Competitive hourly rate

An outstanding opportunity is being offered by a reputable local Authority in the East Midlands offering a Locum role for an experienced Childcare paralegal to join a friendly team on a full time basis of 3 months with the view for extension. Due to the nature of the role, successful candidates must be office based however the local authority are offering a highly competitive hourly rate and the ability to work remote a few days a week.

The successful childcare applicant will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Assisting with a caseload of care proceedings, reporting and filing key details to the solicitor working the cases
  • Having a good understanding of highly complex case matters including NAI and issues of parental capacity
  • Drafting and sending police and public service disclosure orders
  • Working closely with social workers and instructing counsel
  • Work closely with solicitors on pre proceedings and case proceedings
  • Sending orders for hospital and police disclosure to the relevant authorities and chasing up where required

A Childcare paralegal with local authority experience is highly preferable, however our client is willing to consider childcare paralegals or legal assistants from a private practice background with transferable skills.

If you are interested, please apply immediately to be considered for short-listing. Alternatively, should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying, please do not hesitate to contact Chelsey Newsom in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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