£34,688 - £43,744 per annum (depending on experience) for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2DN. Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030.
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 24 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. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff..
Surrey 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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the role
We have a number of opportunities for a solicitor or lawyer to join our successful and friendly in-house childcare legal team You could be a newly qualified lawyer or someone with experience – either in the private or public sector, looking to develop their career in Local Government and their advocacy skills. We recognise transferable skills and have a track record of supporting lawyers to retrain in this rewarding area.
You will be as passionate as we are about working as part of a team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council. You will be trained and supported to undertake advocacy commensurate with your experience and alongside this will hold a quality caseload of child protection cases.
A generic role profile for lawyers of this level is attached to this advert.
For an informal discussion contact Legal Services on 0208 541 9088.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th December 2019.
Interviews will take place on 6th January 2020.