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3071 Lawyer, Safeguarding and Litigation

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
03/03/2017
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/03/2017 23:59
Salary:
£34,196 - £37,858 p.a.
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Legal
Vacancy ID:
160602
Employment Location:
Any location in North Tyneside

Job details 

Closing date:
26 Mar


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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

As a Lexcel accredited legal team committed to achieving continuous improvement and to ensuring our clients receive a high quality, cost effective service, we wish to recruit a flexible, skilled and enthusiastic Lawyer with a 'can do' approach to join us as a Lawyer within the Safeguarding and Litigation Team. The team provides legal advice and court advocacy on a broad range of local authority related matters including:

- child and adult safeguarding
- prosecutions
- general litigation, including matters relating to licensing decisions, bankruptcy & debt recovery, anti-social behaviour, planning prosecution and enforcement appeals
- housing (ASB/ Homelessness/Possession)
- education
- employment

We are looking for a practising solicitors/barristers/FILEX’s with relevant post qualification experience; in particular, experience in child safeguarding matters is essential. A proven ability to undertake work independently with limited supervision and to meet moving deadlines, together with a collaborative, problem solving approach and strong advocacy skills is also essential.

The successful candidate will be willing and able to undertake court advocacy, provide effective support to colleagues and work across a range of legal matters within the broader legal team where necessary; this may include attendance at committees and tribunals and participating in cross department multi-disciplinary teams.

For further information please contact Helen Coombs on tel no 0191 6435337 or by e-mail helen.coombs@northtyneside.gov.uk

Interviews will be held week commencing 3 April 2017.

North Tyneside 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.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

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