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Legal Services Lincolnshire (LSL) is a shared legal service hosted by the county council, offering legal advice to the county council, to six of the county's district and borough councils as well as other public sector clients. We are looking for an enthusiastic lawyer for our adult care team who has a passion for local authority work.
The role and area of law
Adult care law involves Court of Protection proceedings, Safeguarding work, Mental Health applications and advice on all aspects of the Care Act 2014. You will be joining a small team of lawyers and legal officers who are responsible for providing timely legal advice in often sensitive and complex cases including conducting court proceedings on behalf of the client(s). This area of work is undergoing significant legal reform and policy change and it is therefore a very exciting time to join the team. Do you have experience in this field or can you evidence good transferable skills (including advocacy) to move into this growing and ever evolving area of the law? No two days are the same. Is this the exciting new challenge you have been looking for?
You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive, ideally with experience in this field of law. In the absence of a legal qualification, applications may be considered if you are able to demonstrate sufficient experience in this area of the law including experience in working in a legal environment/office. If you have the right skills, attitude and a passion for the role we will help you develop the rest. You will be well supported and we guarantee you will find this a professionally rewarding and fulfilling role!
The council has a smarter working policy which does provide a good degree of flexibility between home and office working. This post does however require some office attendance on a weekly basis and attendance at any court hearings which are not dealt with remotely.
What we offer
We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays, ability to purchase additional leave, staff benefits scheme and access to our LGPS pension scheme. It is important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance.
Lincolnshire is a great place to live and work. It has an impressive castle and Cathedral, with the medieval quarter being a great contrast to the lively and youthful feel of this University City. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a beautiful city with a great team of colleagues then look no further, please grasp this exciting opportunity and come and join our team. You won't look back.
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To discuss this great role please call Helen Glover for an informal chat on 07917 553677as she is keen to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.
Applications close on Monday 25th September, with interviews scheduled to take place in person on the 10th and 11th October.
A Smarter Working Employer
We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary. Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.
Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.
Lincolnshire 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.