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Worcestershire County Council
Worcester, Worcestershire
£42,026 - £44,857 per annum, Plus Market Forces of £8,000
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Job Title: Solicitor
Salary: £42,026 - £44,857 per annum, Plus Market Forces of £8,000
35 Hours per Week
County Hall, Worcester

The Role:
This post is a great opportunity to join an exciting and innovative legal team as a solicitor who wishes to develop their legal career and expertise.  We pride ourselves on bringing a proportionate and well-rounded perspective to our clients’ cases. Children and Families is one of the four key areas of the Council’s Corporate Plan.

We are a busy, friendly, & well supported legal team that has worked closely with the judiciary and our client Children's Service Department and other stakeholders to provide great outcomes for children.  We have a clear focus on robust case management both in pre-proceedings and in the local Family Court where we routinely undertake our own advocacy. We work hard to ensure our people are well supported and able to excel in their roles and positively manage the demands of the job.

We’ll look to you to offer robust, nuanced advice. We are looking for Solicitors or Barristers ideally those with experience as a childcare lawyer. We’ll look to you to offer robust, nuanced advice. Advocacy is an essential part of the job, and you will appear at all levels of the Family Court on a regular basis where you will be well supported by your legal Assistant and Legal Clerk. You can expect a varied and challenging caseload. Dynamic and high performing our legal team works in an agile way to share and develop in house expertise aided throughout by fully digitised, paper free processes. These key features allow both professional development and a positive work life balance with a hybrid working pattern involving 1 day in the office with full wrap around technological support.

There is considerable change in the Local Authority landscape at present, this is an exciting opportunity to join the team to help shape the Council of the future. Are you an excellent communicator, able to meet tight deadlines and with good analytical skills? If so, we would like to hear from you.

If you wish to discuss the position in more detail, then please contact Bridget Beresford Principal Solicitor on 01905 643827

You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council, so do take a look!  Some of these offers include:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

How to Apply:
Applications are invited to apply for this role, attached below.

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached below.

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.

Please submit applications to Bridget Beresford:

Application Closing Date: Thursday 20th June 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: TBC





The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!

With so many ways to contribute, the chances are we have a job opportunity that's the career for you.

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While you are working hard, doing your best for the people of Worcestershire, we will do our best to provide an environment that supports and inspires you.  Here are some of the top reasons why you should work here.

Notes for applicants

When you click 'apply', you will be re-directed to Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

To submit your application, you will need to login to our site (this is a separate login to WM Jobs).

First time applicants will be asked to create a new account.  Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs board not via Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

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

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01905 846666
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road

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