Lawyer 1 – Transitions lawyer

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Career Grade HC9/HC10 £33,782 - £42,821 (dependant on PQE and achieving core competencies)
08 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
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Title: Lawyer 1 – Transitions lawyer
Contract: Permanent
Location: Plough lane Hereford
Hours: 37.00
Salary: Career Grade HC9/HC10 £33,782 - £42,821 (dependant on PQE and achieving core competencies)
Closing Date: 01/11/2021

As a lawyer in our transitions childcare team, you can take on career defining work involving young people transitioning from children to adults services. Currently we have a non-statutory improvement notice in our Children’s Services, this is an excellent opportunity to be part of our legal team supporting Children’s Services. You’ll be an enthusiastic and motivated qualified barrister, solicitor or legal executive. Experience of the law under the Children Act 1989 or Mental Capacity Act 2005 is essential and preferably both. You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills, analytical skills and demonstrate exceptional organisational abilities.

Whilst we invite applications nationally and we have a flexible approach to working, you will need to travel to Herefordshire on occasion, for example, to undertake advocacy and attend some office meetings.
For a confidential and informal discussion on the role please contact Ruth Whittingham, Head of Law on 01432 383670 or email

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
• Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.

Benefits with Herefordshire Council
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
Pension: LGS pension scheme
Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.
We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement, referring to the job description and person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at:                    

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