Staffordshire County Council

Legal Executive/Solicitor/Barrister (Level 2) Education

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Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £37,890- £41,881 per annum
03 Sep 2021
26 Sep 2021
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Legal Executive/Solicitor/Barrister Level 2 (Education)

Salary:  £37,890- £41,881 per annum

37 Hours per week – Fixed Term until 19 August 2022

Staffordshire County Council are looking for a talented and enthusiastic solicitor/barrister/legal executive to undertake Education work.  The ideal candidate will work well under pressure and have a strong and recent working knowledge of this fast-paced area.

The post holder will work with the Team Senior Solicitor and Team Leader in delivering support in relation to Education matters, which includes:

  • Ensuring the efficient delivery of a Schools Advice Service and all that entails
  • Giving advice in relation to a full range of often complex Local Authority statutory education functions
  • Managing client files and providing advocacy on Education-related matters as and when required and in particular in relation to SEND Tribunals”.

Excellent written and oral communication, strong research skills and a talent for responding well to sales opportunities are essential.  The person in post will also be required to supervise junior staff within a small diverse team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to develop and lead on an interesting and challenging area of our practice. 

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

By clicking on the apply button you will be redirected to Staffordshire County Councils online application website. Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs  board NOT via Staffordshire County Council's online application site.  

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Should you also wish to have an informal conversation with team members please call Team Senior Donna Arrowsmith (01785 276179)

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Closing Date: 26 September 2021

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:



  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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