Legal Executive/Solicitor (Adult Services) Level 2

Stafford, Staffordshire
£36,153 - £39,961 per annum
24 Jan 2019
03 Mar 2019
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37 Hours per week – Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Adult Social Care Lawyer to join the well regarded, Lexcel accredited Staffordshire Legal Services Childcare and Adult Team within an equally well regarded local authority.

We are looking for motivated candidates with dynamism, energy, enthusiasm and drive who already have a wide range of demonstrable ability in relation to areas of law relating to Adult Social Care and Health, including Court of Protection welfare and deprivation of liberty cases, deprivation of assets, community care advice under the Care Act and other legislation together with some Mental Health Act advice.  The candidate will demonstrate a willingness to learn and adapt to new areas of law.

Any successful candidate will be personable, confident and able to build strong internal and external relationships.

Due to developments and expansion within the team in addition to the full time position being advertised there is an additional possibility for applicants for this position to be considered for a temporary position within the team for a period of 12 months.

Whilst this post relates to the work relating to adults the post holder must be open to working across the spectrum of the provision of Adult and Childcare legal services as these two areas develop a closer alignment within Staffordshire County Council going forward.   Appropriate training and support with development will be provided.

Must either be a Solicitor, a Legal Executive who is a Fellow of CILEX or a qualified Barrister. 

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Closing Date: 3 March 2019
Interview Date: 13 March 2019 and 14 March 2019

For an informal chat or more information about this role please contact Anita Barnett, Senior Solicitor for Adult Social Service on 01785 276088.

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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