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Solicitor (Adult Social Care)

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£33,558 - £47,013 + 10% Golden Hello 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

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

Reference:CE0465 

Closing date:17 July 2022 at midnight 


Adult Social Care Lawyer

Salary: Up to £47,013 (pay award pending)

Plus Golden Hello lump sum payment equal to 10% of salary on appointment.

Are you an experienced lawyer (solicitor, barrister, fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) whether in private practice, or local authority, with a keen interest in supporting the work of a large local authority in promoting the equality and independence of some of the most vulnerable members of its community in Leicestershire, alongside safeguarding and protection from abuse? Are you someone looking to develop your experience in adult social care work? Are you ready for your next challenge?

We require an experienced lawyer to join us in this challenging and rewarding area of practice. You will have sound understanding of litigation preferably within the welfare jurisdiction of the Court of Protection, together with the ability to undertake advocacy from time to time. excellent legal research skills are also required in relation to advice work associated with the Mental Health Act 1983, finance matters, ordinary residence, community care funding and responsibilities as well as immigration issues and policy issues in response to changes in the law. You are not expected to be an expert but broad experience and a willingness to find out is a definite advantage as is a dynamic and solution focused approach.
Joining a friendly and supportive team, where different skills, knowledge and experiences are valued as an important resource, you can expect a collaborative working environment that includes:

• The opportunity to exercise your legal analysis skills with the production of high quality written and verbal advice.

• An opportunity to enhance /develop advocacy skills appropriate to the role and your experience.
• Provision of dedicated paralegal support.
• Guidance from two highly regarded and experienced managers (job share).

Additional benefits of working for Leicestershire include:

• Attractive benefits package including leave entitlement of up to 32 days depending on grade and length of service plus public holidays and leave buy back scheme, generous local government pension scheme, free on-site parking, restaurant and food outlet, employee benefits and discount scheme. Payment of required professional fees.

• Employee friendly policies including carer support and comprehensive wellbeing support services. The council is a ‘Mindful Employer’ and committed to the well- being of its staff and workplace equality initiatives.

• Career development support: the council recognises the value of mentoring, training and development. All its managers are experienced and highly regarded legal practitioners both within in the council and externally.

• Work life balance: Hybrid working policies to promote work - life balance and effective remote working.

Next steps? If you have any queries, please contact either Catherine Gorry on 0116 305 6161 or Lynne Rowley on 0116 305 6060
Otherwise, we welcome your application.

Closing date: Midnight 17 July 2022.

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