Senior Solicitor (Technical Expert – Advocacy)

Warwick, Warwickshire
£49,795 - £56,432 per annum (pro-rata)
06 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022
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Senior Solicitor (Technical Expert – Advocacy)

About Us

Do you want to help lead an award-winning child protection legal service?

Do you want to work with people who care about getting the best outcomes for children?

Can you thrive under pressure, whilst retaining compassion and a sense of balance?

Do you want to feel proud of what you and your team achieve?

If you do, Warwickshire’s Children & Families’ Legal Service needs you.

A long-serving and well-loved senior member of our team has left for pastures new, and we are looking to replace them with talented, dedicated and experienced lawyer to help shape the service into 2022 and beyond. 

About the Role

The post-holder will be a member of the strategy and leadership team and contribute to the strategic direction of the team.  The role involves single and multi-day advocacy as well as mentoring and coaching of staff. This is an ideal position for someone who thrives on court work but also wants to take a first step into leadership.

We also have a Senior Solicitor (Team Leader) vacancy – This post-holder will lead our pre-proceedings and private law team.  This is a management position and the team’s work provides the foundation for everything that we do.  This post-holder will be a member of the Children and Families Legal Service management team. Anyone applying for one role may ask to be considered for both and will need to evidence the essential criteria for both posts on the application form.

We are seeking qualified solicitors or barristers with a good understanding of public law relating to children and families and significant experience in the field.  You will have a strong commitment to client care and be a reliable colleague who will fit into our friendly and supportive team.


This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the links below.

Senior Solicitor (Technical Expert – Advocacy)

Senior Solicitor (Team Leader)


Additional Information

For further information about the role please contact Victoria Gould Email: or Tel: 01926 736125


Closing Date: Monday, 24th Januay 2022


To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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