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Senior Childcare Solicitor

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    Birmingham, West Midlands

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    £competitive plus excellent rewards and benefits

  • Consultant:

    Kate Jasper

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Sellick Partnership is working in partnership with Birmingham Children's Trust, the largest provider of children's social care in the UK. This highly regarded in-house organisation seeks to improve its legal services team with the addition of a new Senior Childcare Solicitor. As a Senior Childcare Solicitor you will assist in the delivery of an efficient, effective and economic legal service. Your role will include providing legal advice as well as managing a more complex childcare case load. You will have advocacy experience and will receive excellent one to one legal assistant support, which will allow you to concentrate on your casework. Aside from this, you will have the added benefit of a centralised administration team and excellent Trust IT support.

Previous managerial experience is essential for this role because you will have managerial responsibilities for a sub team made up of lawyers and legal assistants. Your sub team will consist of 6-8 individuals of varying capabilities, so it is essential that you are well versed in all areas of childcare law.

The courts and legal team along with private practice and the local bar have all worked co-operatively in the national crisis and there are clear protocols about remote working and a developing "next steps" plan. The IT support infrastructure available with all team staff on Windows 10, MS 365 and Teams. With lap tops and mobile phones available for all this has allowed the legal office to adapt to working from home for all staff during the Covid-19 crisis and ensures that the team is well placed to deal with future change as the situation develops. We are flexible in terms of hours and home working.

You will also work very closely with the social workers and their managers assisting in developing successful long term working relationships. Working in a collaborative environment, one which encourages schools, health professionals and the police to work together to ensure the Senior Childcare Solicitors and their teams can do the best job possible for their clients.

You will have access to an internal, well-structured Induction Programme and operating manual, alongside the support and guidance of members of the senior management team. In return for your experience, commitment and motivation, you will enjoy working in a modern environment, with scope for home working, as well as an excellent salary and benefits package. The exceptional reward package includes retention payments, which are made in addition to the standard performance reviews and salary increases, highlighting my clients' commitment to their team and securing the very best knowledge and experience for the organisation.

Please note this is a part time role for 2.5 days a week.

If you want to join a high performing, dedicated children's legal services team with a clear vision to improve outcomes for children and families, then we would be delighted to hear from you! For more information on this opportunity, please contact Kate Jasper in our Manchester office on 0161 834 1642 or kate.jasper@sellickpartnership.co.uk.

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