Solicitor (Child Care)

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Worcester, Worcestershire
£30,492 - £40,506 (plus market supplement of up to £44,000 and welcome payment of £5,000 P R)
16 Sep 2021
27 Oct 2021
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Job Title: Solicitor (Child Care)
Vacancies: 2no. 
Full-Time: 35 hours
Location: Worcester
Salary: £30,492 - £40,506pa (plus a market supplement of up to £44,000 and welcome payment of £5,000 for the right candidate)

The Role

We are a busy, friendly, well supported legal team serving Worcestershire County Council in a beautiful and conveniently situated location in Worcester. We provide a high quality and well regarded service (one of the national top performers for care completion) to our users and now need to recruit 2 childcare Lawyers.

We are looking for Solicitors or Barristers, from those newly qualified to those with significant experience as a child care lawyer. You will advise the Children's Services Directorate/Worcestershire Children First (WCF) about child protection and related matters. Advocacy is an essential part of the job and you will appear at in all levels of the Family Court on a regular basis. At the moment all posts are working from home with full wrap around technological support as well as both the support of a legal assistant and a legal clerk.

Are you an excellent communicator, able to meet tight deadlines and with good analytical skills? If so, we would like to hear from you.

In return you will have the support of a committed and experienced team around you. We also offer a generous benefits package, which includes a flexi-time scheme, career average pension, child care vouchers and a relocation scheme in appropriate cases, as well as an edge-of-city location, very close to the M5.

If you wish to discuss the position in more detail then please contact Lewis Jones (Head of Childcare, Adults & Education) on Mob: 07768 578116

Disability Confident

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. 

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 


Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 27th October 2021, 
Anticipated Interview Date: Tuesday 9th November 2021

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