REED Talent Solutions are working with a local authority in Central Manchester to find a Senior Legal Officer with Children and Family law on a temporary basis. Length of role: Initial 6 monthsPAYE rate: £16.44 per hour. Umbrella payment route available.Hybrid role although full time home working is available.CILEX Professional Diploma in Law (Level 3) or equivalent legal qualification AND experience in children and family law is required. Key Role Descriptors: - The role holder will provide efficient and high quality legal advice and representation for Manchester and Salford City Councils and where appropriate to external bodies working within a specific area of law. - The role holder will provide effective advice on complex and sensitive legal issues in a constructive and positive manner. - The role holder will have a personal caseload of legal work relevant to the Children & Families (Legal) Group Key Role Accountabilities: - Provide advice to clients on relevant legal issues through knowledge of policies, practices and procedures, and ensure the effective management and maintenance of case files, in compliance with specific quality assurance requirements. - Negotiate and draft legal documentation, including briefs/instructions to in-house advocates and external counsel.