Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first
About the job
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Child Care Lawyer to join our busy, innovative and dynamic LegalDepartment, which is committed to providing high-quality, client focused legal services.
About the person
You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or ILEX with excellent knowledge of the law and practice relatingto child protection and related matters. You will have strong advocacy skills and a proven track record ofadvising and managing complex work using your own initiative. With a track record of advising andrepresenting the local authority on its responsibilities you will have gained experience across a widerange of issues pertaining to children, including ideally adoption and judicial review. We are looking for a team player who is good at building successful relationships with clients and usingtheir own initiative to help safeguard some of our most vulnerable residents. In exchange, the service offers a range of interesting and rewarding work with opportunities for careerdevelopment.
Interviews will take place in the first week commencing August 2019. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people andvulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successfulcandidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
local government average salary pension scheme
a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
season ticket loan
access to a Credit Union
on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
access to a wide range of training and courses
discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
payment of professional fees where these are required
discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
cycle purchase scheme
car sharing scheme
30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
Disability Confident Employer & Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy
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