oneSource is a fully integrated shared legal service. We advise Newham and Havering; two busy innovative and progressive Councils which require a skilled Children’s Lawyer to help them achieve their goals. We are constantly looking for better ways to deliver legal services and we hope you will want to be part of this exciting challenge.
About the Job
Lawyer – Children
Legal & Governance
£39,744 - £42,684
We are looking for an experienced Children’s Lawyer to join our Community Care Legal Team. Based in Newham, but willing to travel to other offices when necessary, you will be a qualified lawyer with a good understanding of the workings of local government including its financial, legal and political context.
On a day to day basis you will use your legal knowledge of local government powers and duties in children’s social care, safeguarding and related areas to provide quality and timely legal advice to clients both within Havering and Newham.
You will provide legal expertise in child care law; contributing to the delivery of high quality, solution focused legal work, to clients in both Newham and Havering.
You will have excellent legal research skills including using online resources and have the ability to apply this to practical situations. Possessing good oral and written communication skills.
In addition you will possess awareness and understanding of client needs alongside excellent client care skills.
Please submit your C.V. with a covering letter outlining how you would be suitable for the role with due regard to the person specification attached to the job description.
Good luck with your application.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.