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Solicitor (Adult Social Care)

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£32,094 - £44,964 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Legal Services, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:27 August 2019 at midnight 

Salary Details: Up to £44,964
This is a permanent full-time post in a small, friendly, supportive team based at County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire providing legal support to Adult Social Care. The primary focus of the role is undertaking Court of Protection welfare work and related advice on mental capacity, deprivation of liberty safeguards, mental health, safeguarding and deputyship.
Candidates should be confident in providing clear, cogent and practical advice to busy social care practitioners on community care issues, including ordinary residence, no recourse to public funds, funding issues as well as Care Act responsibilities.
You will receive high quality supervision and support from your manager (the team is managed by two team leaders on a job share basis both of whom are very experienced in this area of law). At Leicestershire County Council there are effective IT systems in place to enable flexible and efficient working away from the office. In addition we offer a work culture that recognises the importance of a proper work/life balance and employee wellbeing, generous pension, access to a lifestyle benefits programme, a campus equipped with a canteen, shop and restaurant and which is very close to good transport networks and offering free on-site staff car parking.    
• Admitted as a Solicitor/ Barrister or FILEX
• Robust litigation experience preferably handling complex contested Court of Protection welfare and deprivation of liberty cases, together with experience of advising on the Care Act, mental capacity, community care and related law.
• Candidates should be confident in their litigation skills, able to work to tight deadlines, and to establish good working relationships of trust and confidence with professional clients in handling complex and sensitive issues.
• Team working is essential, and the successful candidates will be expected to be flexible and work collaboratively across the team as well as manage their own caseload.
• Good analytical and research skills are essential as adult social care related work is constantly developing.
We welcome applications from candidates who have not worked in the local government legal sector before, who are looking for a career change and/or who may be returning to work after a break.
For informal enquires please contact Lynne Rowley, Tel: 0116 305 6011 Email: lynne.rowley@leics.gov.uk or Catherine Gorry Tel 0116 305 6160 E-mail Catherine.gorry@leics.gov.uk  All applications must be made on the EMSS jobsite.
All applications must be made on the EMSS jobsite.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.                 
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk