Legal Practitioner (Safeguarding)

Farringdon Finance Contracts Interims
West Bridgford
16 Apr 2019
05 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is seeking a Legal Practitioner role which will focus on child safeguarding work within a Local Authority for a 3 month Interim posting.

To provide legal advice, guidance and representation to customers of Legal Services (internal or external) with particular emphasis on Child Protection & child related law and Adult Social Care law, and subject to service demand and direction any of the legal disciplines covered by the section.

Key Responsibilities
To undertake case work and support other officers as necessary within the section by reference to the Job Purpose.
To act on behalf of the customers in legal proceedings and to attend and advise at meetings both internal and external, as required.
Subject to appropriate supervision and guidance to comply with standards of conduct, training requirements, internal protocols/standards, policies and procedures of the Authority, or such other body that may apply.
To escalate issues that may impact upon service delivery as appropriate.
To identify changes in law and practice relevant to the post and contribute effectively towards the development of policies, practice and business efficiencies, including delivering training to colleagues and customers.
To work effectively to high standards in accordance with all applicable statutory and regulatory standards, Authority policies and procedures and as directed.
To meet service, business plan and personal performance targets.
To have an awareness of budgetary implications of service delivery and to deliver case work within agreed resources.

Education and Knowledge
Graduate qualification or working towards an ILEX qualification is desirable.
Some legal knowledge in at least one area or more of the relevant specialist fields listed in the Job Purpose.
An awareness of the statutory

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