Senior Level
Solicitor or qualified FILEX Practitioner for Childcare
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Salary: £45,591

Closing Date: Sunday, 12 July 2020

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The Applicant would ideally have previous Local Authority experience in Public Childcare Law, but applicants with private law experience in public childcare proceedings would also be welcome.

The work involves advising Children's Social Care on legal issues, drafting court documentation for Childcare, Placement, Wardship Proceedings, and Adoption, obtaining evidence, liaison with clients, Courts, solicitors, Cafcass and witnesses to address threshold as well as being a confident advocate before the Courts to undertake advocacy at all levels of proceedings where possible.

The work will support the Team Manager and meet the needs of the Council in respect of primarily public law childcare proceedings, but on occasion to also meet the needs of the Local Authority in its role within private childcare matters.

The role does involve travel to outlying service areas and to the varying locations that the Family Court sits within the Humber region.

The work is exciting, challenging and ultimately rewarding in addressing issues of child protection. The vacancy does require the ability to work additional hours on occasion.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is situated in the Market Town of Beverley which offers a variety of shops and amenities and is situated at the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds with the renowned Beverley Minister as a backdrop.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council offers an attractive pension package, annual leave entitlement, sickness benefits and flexible working.

Closing date: Sunday 12th July 2020

Shortlisting Date: Monday 20th July 2020

Interview date: Monday 27th July 2020

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