Legal Assistant (Childcare)
We are a busy, friendly, well supported legal team serving Worcestershire County Council in a beautiful and conveniently situated location in Worcester. We provide a high quality and well regarded service (best in the country in terms of care completion) to our users and now need to recruit a permanent legal Assistant (childcare) as the post holder has secured a training contract.
As part of a team of 6 legal assistants you will have responsibility to assist 2 solicitors who advise the Children' Services Directorate (soon to be Worcestershire Children First-WCF) about child protection and related matters. Your main role will be to draft all applications, including threshold documents, obtain most evidence and ensure that it arrives in a timely way; provide witness liaison, run your own private proceedings caseload with the potential for non-contentious advocacy for the right candidate.
Are you highly organised, able to meet tight deadlines and with good analytical and communication skills? If so, we would like to hear from you. In return you will have the support of a committed and experienced team around you. We also offer a generous benefits package, which includes a flexi-time scheme, generous pension, child care vouchers and a relocation scheme in appropriate cases, as well as an edge-of-city location, very close to the M5.
For an informal chat please contact Lewis Jones (Principal Solicitor) 07768 578116
Proposed interview date - Friday 11th October