Team Lawyer - Kingston upon Thames
£33,332 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
About the Role
We are looking to expand and consolidate our successful in house childcare legal team. We have opportunities within our children’s social care team for Lawyer roles.
We seek flexible, motivated and ambitious colleagues to join the team, which has been working in partnership with legal services in Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council as Orbis Public Law. The vision is to create ‘A single, resilient, sustainable cost effective legal service with a public service ethos with an ability and ambition to grow’. As a lawyer you will contribute to the future delivery of a first class legal services across the partnership.
This partnership creates one of the largest public sector legal services in the UK and presents unrivalled opportunities to share our knowledge, experience and understanding across teams and Authorities.
You’ll be passionate about working as part of a team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council, its partner authorities and clients served by Orbis Public Law. You will be expected to undertake advocacy and hold a quality caseload of full and varied matters relevant to your area of work.
In return we offer a positive flexible working environment, personal and professional development opportunities, enthusiastic colleagues, passionate about the work that they do and a competitive remuneration package.
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on 29th April 2018.
Shortlisting and interviews for the above position will take place week commencing 1st May 2018.
Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours
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.
The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.
- Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
- Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
- Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
- Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.
Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.
- Be customer focused - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
- Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
- Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
- Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
- Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
- Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.