Solicitor, Child Law
About the role
We are looking to recruit an experienced solicitor or barrister to join our busy and dynamic 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.
The applicants must have:
- Good knowledge and experience of children’s social care law and practice;
- The ability to work on their own initiative and meet deadlines;
- A good up-to-date knowledge of public childcare law and of forthcoming changes;
- Some experience of advocacy/be prepared to develop advocacy skills;
- An understanding of the public sector ethos;
- A friendly and helpful approach along with good communication skills.
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.
Interviews will take place in person at County Hall on 28th and 29th June. If you are unavailable on these dates let us know and we may be able to schedule an alternative date to interview you.
For an informal discussion, please contact Johanne Simmonds - Senior Solicitor Child Social Care Section at Johanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
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.