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Locum Childcare Paralegal Shefford

  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £20 - £25 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Chelsey Newsom

  • Email:


  • Reference:


  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months +

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Consultant:


Childcare Paralegal

South East

3 Months +

£20 - 25 per hour

An excellent opportunity is being offered by a friendly and growing local Authority in the Bedfordshire offering a Locum role for an experienced Childcare paralegal to join the team on a full time basis of 3 months with the view for extension. This opportunity offers a fully remote working basis and a highly competitive hourly rate.

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
  • Requesting funding approval from external advocacy services
  • Sending orders for hospital and police disclosure to the relevant authorities and chasing up where required
  • Requesting translation documents where ordered

A Childcare paralegal or legal assistant 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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