Children's Social Care and Education Lawyer

Recruiter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Location
Farringdon
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Children's Social Care and Education Lawyer job with a local authority in London.

Your new company
This local authority in North-West London is looking for an experienced Children's Social Care and Education Lawyer to join their large, specialist legal team in supporting local councils and their clients on matters related to children's social care and education matters. This role is a 3-month rolling contract.

Your new role
You will conduct all legal work on children's social care matters, in particular in relation to public law proceedings and duties related to children in need and those in care. You will also conduct education law work, including exclusions law and matters related to special education needs. You will work for a number of public sector clients across this local authority's shared service team. You will provide advice and training on relevant developments in law and policy, as well as supporting more junior staff where required.

What you'll need to succeed
You should be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister, CILEX officer or foreign qualified lawyer with relevant experience in the UK. You should have up-to-date exposure to children's social care and education law, with at least 2 years' PQE, though other levels will also be considered. You should have prior experience providing advice to senior and junior members of staff alike. On being made an offer, you will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check.

What you'll get in return
In return, you can expect to join a high-performing legal team, working across a number of service areas in North-West London and the Home Counties. You will join an ambitious, friendly environment, and receive a competitive salary, as well as the flexibility to work from home one day per week, where business needs allow.

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