Childcare Lawyer

Posted 23 May 2024
Salary £41,496 to £44,539 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameKatrina Nielsen

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a local authority based in Oxfordshire, who are looking for a newly qualified Solicitor to join the team on a permanent basis.

This will be a full-time position based predominantly from home, with 1 day per week in the office in Oxford, and a salary of £41,496 to £44,539 per annum.

The ideal candidate will have recently qualified as a Solicitor, and have some experience working within Childcare teams.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

Delivering high quality legal advice and services to Directorates and Corporate Services

Drafting documents and legal agreements, to ensure that policy is formulated, and operational decisions are taken on a sound legal basis

Carrying a caseload of legal work, largely unsupervised, within the Childcare, and holding responsibility for completing all aspects of the task in accordance with good legal practice and client service specification

Undertaking legal research and preparing appropriate advice on the results of such research, including advising the council on risk and mitigations

Experience required:

Qualified Solicitor / CILEX Lawyer

Experience within local government is desirable

Rewards and Benefits:

Up to 32 days annual leave (+ bank holidays)

Excellent pension scheme, with employer contributions of up to 20% of salary

Family friendly schemes, including generous maternity, paternity and support for carers and a tax-saving childcare voucher scheme

Working hours:

37 hours per week

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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