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Principal Lawyer - Child Care

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/9149
  • Published: Fri 26/06/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36
  • Salary: £53,018 to £59,964 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: KT1 2DN

About the role

Surrey County Council is looking to expand and consolidate our successful inhouse legal team in the area of child protection. We have created new and exciting opportunities within our children’s social care team for a Principal Lawyer, two Senior Lawyers and a paralegal.

We are looking for a flexible, motivated and ambitious solicitor or barrister to join our progressive service. As a Principal Solicitor you will have an unrivalled opportunity to actively and strategically contribute to the future delivery of a first class legal service.

For this role, you’ll be passionate about leading and working as part of a team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council. You will be expected to manage a team, contribute to the strategic management of the service and hold a quality caseload of complex matters relevant to your area of work. Recent legal experience, either in-house or in private practice is essential. We are looking for demonstrable management and/or supervisory skills.

The team is skilled and Lexcel accredited. Feedback from the inspection is that the induction and supervision of lawyers is an area of good practice.  The variety of quality case work in Surrey presents all lawyers with opportunities to develop their knowledge, experience and understanding.

In return we offer a positive flexible working environment, personal and professional development opportunities, enthusiastic colleagues, passionate about the work that they do and a competitive remuneration package. 

Additional information

Contact Details

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Zeilie White by email: zeilie.white@surreycc.gov.uk . We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19th July 2020.

Interviews are expected to take place on 29th and 30th July 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/9149
  • Published: Fri 26/06/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36
  • Salary: £53,018 to £59,964 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: KT1 2DN
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