Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 30 January 2022
Interview date: Week commencing 21 February 2022
For an informal discussion, please contact Johanne Simmonds - Senior Solicitor Child Social Care Section at Johanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
We are looking to recruit a Solicitor or Barrister with significant children’s public childcare law experience, together with management experience, to join our busy and dynamic childcare legal team. The successful applicant 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 Successful applicant will also provide management support within the team.
The applicants must have:
- Significant knowledge and experience of public childcare law and practice.
- 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 management support to the Senior Solicitor/Team Leader
- An understanding of the public sector ethos;
- A friendly and helpful approach along with good communication skills.
- Advocacy experience.
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.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
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.