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Caseworker (Adults and Education/Private Law)

Employer
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE
Salary
Band E, SCP 18 - 26 (£29,269 - £33,945) per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024
Reference
SAND000008388

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Job Details

Sandwell is in the heart of the midlands and 10 minutes train ride from the centre of Birmingham and is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and diverse place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to our vision than through a unique and rewarding career with Sandwell? So, if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, this is the role for you.

The ideal candidate should have one year’s recent practical experience of working within a busy legal office supporting lawyers.  Local government experience would be an advantage due to the nature of the work although not essential. The case worker will have responsibility for co-ordination, preparation and monitoring of case files, preparation of bundles and have matters ready for court where necessary.  The post holder will be required to work alongside a team of lawyers and provide support in preparation of adult safeguarding, Education (SEND and Childcare matters.

This role would be suitable for someone who can demonstrate the ability to deal with a high and varied caseload, with excellent client care skills, and an eagerness to provide a high-quality service to our clients.

You must hold 5 GCSE’s or ‘O’ levels, grade C and above (or equivalent), including English Language as a minimum.

Hours

37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/counciljobs

Click here to find out more about our One Team Framework: Values and Behaviours

To apply please download the application and return to: Hrresourcing_applications@sandwell.gov.uk

 

Company

Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page; http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/Vision2030

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;

https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/counciljobs

For information on our Values and Behaviours, please visit:

https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/council/values-behaviours

To view a copy of the Local Government Career Guide, please visit;

https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/staticpages/30847/local-government-careers

Company info
Website
Telephone
0121 569 3300
Location
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 3BS
GB

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