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Team Leader Children & Adult Legal

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Organisation:NCC 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£46,608 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 

Reference:SR0337 

Closing date:25 February 2019 at midnight 

This is a Politically Restricted vacancy

Refer to Applicant Guidance notes for further information.
 
The starting salary is £46,608 (Level One) rising to £48,512 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
 
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
 
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
 
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
 
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
 
We are looking for a solicitor to lead and manage our busy team dealing with children and adults Social Care advice and representation.  The team covers an extensive range of legal work including care proceedings, adoption and fostering, Court of Protection proceedings, mental health and general safeguarding children and adults matters.  In addition to managing the team, you will also advise Council clients on complex legal matters, as required.
 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Solicitor admitted for not less than 3 years or barrister having completed a pupillage and called to the Bar for not less than 5 years
  • An ability to manage the team and its workload and, when required, to deputise for the Director of Legal and Governance.
  • Considerable recent experience of undertaking complex high profile matters in the work discipline covered by the team involving substantial regular contact with either senior local authority officers and members or senior managers/directors of a client organisation.
  • Ability to organise and deal with a heavy workload, and work under pressure.
  • Considerable recent experience of dealing with all aspects of the preparation of cases and representation of clients including advocacy before Lay Justices, District Judges, Circuit Judges and High Court Judges in the Family Court, particularly in complex and high profile cases in the work discipline covered by the team.
 
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
 
For informal enquiries please contact Sarah Molyneux, Head of Legal & Governance, Tel: 0115 8764335 or Malcolm Townroe, Director of Legal & Governance on 0115 8764332.
 
Useful information for Applicants
 
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
 
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. We particularly welcome applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
 
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
 
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