The salary for this role is £43,923 - £55,125 per annum based on a 36-hour working week, the salary on appointment will be dependent on experience.
Are you a Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of CILEX looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in the area of adult social care law?
Are you committed to working as part of a supportive, successful and Lexcel accredited in-house legal team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council?
Are you looking to work in an agile organisation that focuses on outcomes?
If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified, flexible and motivated Lawyer to join the friendly team that advises Adult Social Care and Mental Health across 12 locality teams in Surrey. Our work is interesting and varied and we work for informed and appreciative client teams.
Our administrative base is located in Reigate but we also have an office in Weybridge where our Support Team is based. The Council operates an agile working policy so we are able to provide flexibility in terms of where you work. There is an opportunity to work from numerous locations in Surrey, alongside homeworking.
In this role you will have the conduct of S21 appeals and general welfare matters in Court, together with the provision of advice to front line Social Workers, sometimes to tight deadlines. Other work includes advising on DOLs, ordinary residence disputes, mental health and general safeguarding.
Responsibilities and required skills will include:
- Conducting cases in the Court of Protection
- Providing practical clear advice on a range of adult social care matters
- Effective team working
- Ability to take on urgent, and sometimes unfamiliar, matters at short notice
- Managing competing priorities to achieve client deadlines
- Exemplary client care
You will be able to demonstrate recent legal experience or an aptitude for the relevant areas of law. We are interested in hearing from Lawyers with transferable skills and a genuine desire to develop a career in adult social care law.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 1st October 2023.
Interviews will take place on 11th October at our Weybridge office: Dakota, De Havilland Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0YP.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
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.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.