Directorate: Corporate Services
Starting salary: JM3:- £39,002 per annum
Location: Based in Castlewood, Clevedon
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: Tuesday 22 January 2019
An opportunity has arisen for a self-assured solicitor advocate or barrister with practical experience in the relevant areas of public family law. You will be involved with all aspects of legal work arising from Children’s Social Care with an emphasis on child protection advice and conducting child care cases through both a pre-proceedings process and the court. In addition to case-holding, the post will involve attending the Family Court to undertake advocacy at all levels (including higher courts) on behalf of the Local Authority; this should include being able to conduct contested hearings, lengthy finding of fact hearings and hearings dealing with complex and difficult issues.
You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills, competent ICT skills, be self-motivated and demonstrate a high level of commitment to this demanding area of law.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Lorraine Sherman on 01275 884156.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 30 January 2019