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Senior Lawyer - Education

  • £54231 - £57233 per annum
  • Merseyside
  • Permanent
  • Legal, Local Government & Public Sector

Senior Lawyer - Education
Salary: £54,231 - 57,233
Permanent/full time - 36 hours per week

About the Senior Lawyer role:

Sellick Partnership are recruiting for a Senior Lawyer to join an excellent Local Authority in Merseyside, to work in their Safeguarding and Education team, focusing on Education Law. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and experienced solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive to enhance its busy but friendly in-house Safeguarding team.

Key requirements of the role include:

As Senior Lawyer you will have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of Education Law matters. This includes handling a caseload of complex cases, and advice which will include matters such as (but not limited to):

  • Special Educational Needs tribunal/appeals
  • Providing advice and support to schools
  • School admissions

Key attributes of the Senior Lawyer include:

The ideal Senior Lawyer candidate will be proactive and self-motivated; you will have excellent technical skills and a good level of experience in dealing with Education Law matters.

You will also have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. The ability to deliver complex advice clearly and communicate effectively with officers internally, and externally with courts, barristers, professional bodies and members of the public is essential.

You will have a willingness to embrace change and, in time, develop your own ideas about how the wider team can function efficiently and effectively.

Local government legal work is varied and whilst at times it can be challenging, it is also very rewarding.

There will be times when you need to work under pressure and balance conflicting priorities, however, you will be supported in doing this. You will also be supported to demonstrate a commitment to your own professional development and a willingness to undertake training and develop new skills as required.

As Senior Lawyer, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement - 28 days per year (rising to 33 after 5 years' service), plus Bank holidays
  • Enrolment to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements include access to homeworking, co-working spaces and office working
  • Access to a package of benefits including a discount card for a range of retailers, cycle to work and car lease schemes and discounted leisure facilities

How to apply for the Senior Lawyer role:

If you think you've got what we're looking for and are keen develop your career at a progressive, forward-thinking Council which places its staff at the heart of what it does, we'd like to hear from you.

If you are interested in applying, please apply below, alternatively please contact Natalie Atherall in our Manchester office for more information.

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Natalie Atherall Business Manager

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