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Education Lawyer

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £43107 - £54624 per annum + inclusive of Choices Benefit £2,436

  • Consultant:

    Rayhaneh Tehrani

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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About the Education Lawyer role:

Our client is looking to recruit a qualified Education / Special Educational Needs (SEN) Lawyer to advise upon and prepare cases in relation to SEN cases and appear on behalf of the Council before the SEND Tribunal. In addition, the successful Education Lawyer will advise on Education law generally, including the preparation of proceedings in relation to Schools and Academies, parents and pupils. This may include, but is not limited to advice about parental bans, exclusions, discrimination and education law related matters.

As the Council's Education Lawyer you will have conduct of your own caseload. It is essential that you possess good communication skills and have the ability to work effectively as part of a busy and committed team. It is also essential that you are a keen and confident advocate and that you have a good knowledge of the law as it applies to Education and SEN.

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive who is entitled to practice prior to taking up the appointment. Previous local government experience is desirable but not essential. You must be able to handle a substantial caseload, often working to strict deadlines and on short notice.

Demonstrable ability and aptitude for advocacy is essential together with excellent written and oral communication skills. The Education Lawyer role requires you to have a strong customer focus. You will be expected to provide updates, training and advice to clients.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service

Benefits of the Education Lawyer role:

  • Relocation Package up to £8,000
  • Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
  • Performance Related Pay
  • Up to 25/27 days Annual Leave (rising to 28/30 days after 5 years' service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • An excellent working environment at fantastic new offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme - Includes Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

About the successful Education Lawyer:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-regarded legal team, with interesting workloads and the opportunity to develop your expertise in a highly sought-after area of law. The successful Education Lawyer will join a London Borough Council with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the quieter suburbs of outer-London. Within the borough they have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

Closing Date for applications: 23.59 pm on 25th October 2021

Anticipated Interview date: 3rd November 2021

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

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