Paralegal (Childcare)

Stafford, Staffordshire
£22,401 – 25,463 per annum
16 Aug 2019
26 Aug 2019
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Full time permanent
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Flexible hours

37 Hours per week – Permanent  

This is an opportunity to work within a very friendly but a very busy, fast moving area of the Legal Services Unit.

The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate effective team working skills and a commitment to the work of the section, the work of which is governed by the need to adhere to strict timescales.

The role will require primarily the following:

  1. The conduct of pre proceedings child care litigation and the provision of legal advice on issues related to children. 
  2. The focus of the position is pre proceedings work
  3. Attendance at PLO family meetings and managing PLO proceedings, including the requesting and commissioning of evidence and the collation and drafting of legal paperwork, to include threshold and case summary under supervision, in the event of issue of subsequent care proceedings. 



  1. The post holder will undertake legal case work relevant to length of experience/job requirements and the workload must be clearly and consistently in excess of the general level of complexity dealt with at Paralegal Grade 6.  Full case load/chargeable hours target.

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Closing Date: 26 August 2019
Interview Date: TBC 

For more information about the role please contact: Samantha Gibson, Senior Solicitor on 01785 276396.

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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