Hours of work: 37 per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 28th February 2021
Interview date: 8th and 9th March 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Johanne Simmonds - Senior Solicitor and Team Leader - Child Social Care Section on 07885567558 (please leave a message if not answered).
About the role
We are looking to recruit two Solicitors or Barristers with significant children’s public childcare law experience to join our busy and dynamic childcare legal team. The successful applicants will provide legal advice and conduct case work and advocacy, predominately in relation to public childcare law to our Children’s Services team, who have recently been awarded outstanding by OFSTED.
The applicants must have:
Significant knowledge and experience of public childcare law and practice.
The ability to work on their own initiative and meet deadlines;
The ability and willingness to manage and supervise staff within the childcare legal team and to provide direct and flexible support to the Senior Solicitor/Team Leader
An understanding of the public sector ethos;
A friendly and helpful approach along with good communication skills.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.