Lawyer (Social Care)

Location:

Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

02 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: PO4 (£46,041 – £49,083) – PO5 (£49,083 – £52,116)
Work Location:
 Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, N22 7TY (Hybrid working)

Hours per week: 36 per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 2nd June 2024 at 23:59

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the role

Join our dedicated team of compassionate legal professionals, specialising in children’s social care law. From guiding families through pre-proceedings Legal Planning Meetings to advocating for the best interests of children in court proceedings, including Emergency Protection Orders, Care/Supervision Orders, Secure Accommodation/Deprivation of Liberty, and adoption cases, we handle it all with expertise and empathy. Your role will involve providing comprehensive legal advice and representing clients in the Family Court, ensuring that vulnerable children are safeguarded, and their rights protected. You’ll be welcomed into a supportive environment, surrounded by experienced and friendly colleagues who share your commitment to making a positive difference in children’s lives.

About the team

This is an exciting time to join a Lexcel accredited in-house legal team, which is delivering an efficient and high-quality legal service to enable the council to deliver its corporate priorities. We are looking for confident, motivated, resilient people with strong communication and influencing skills to be part of our excellent and friendly legal team.

About you

We’re seeking a solicitor, barrister, or CILEX with a minimum of 2 years PQE in children’s social care law. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency in independently managing their caseload, providing clear and precise advice, and staying abreast of developments in this field. Effective collaboration with stakeholders and a team-oriented approach are essential qualities for success in this role.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.

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