Lawyer - Case Management

Location
One Friargate, Coventry CV1 2GN
Salary
£36,876 - £43,662 per annum
Posted
09 Oct 2019
Closes
28 Oct 2019
Job Ref
COVCC000725
Job Type
Legal
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

The Case Management legal team is looking for a qualified Lawyer to join it as soon as possible. If successful, you will be part of a busy but supportive team that deals with care and adoption proceedings on behalf of Children’s Services. Your role will be to manage a caseload of Public Law children’s cases through the court process effectively and provide a quality legal service to our Client department. The role includes some advocacy although there is access to an in-house advocacy team for more complex hearings.

Overall, we are a public sector legal service providing in-house legal support to Coventry City Council. The team offers a professional, comprehensive, tailor made service to address legal issues of every description. The team is highly motivated, eager to develop and face challenges head on.

Now is a really exciting time to join Coventry, we are firmly focused on regeneration with major developments and new projects taking place across the city. We are particularly proud to have been named City of Culture 2021.  Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces both old and new.

Please contact the Case Management Team Leader Annette Rabjohn on 02476 97 7287 if you wish to have an informal discussion about the role.

Working Hours:  37.0 Hours per Week

Interview Date:  11/11/2019

Benefits

In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

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

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740

Email: jobshop@coventry.gov.uk  

Website: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/jobshop

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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