Childcare Solicitor

Posted 23 May 2024
Salary £45,495 - £52,658 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameLibby Parker

Job description

​We are currently working in partnership with a local authority based in Oxfordshire, who are looking for a Childcare 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 £45,495 to £52,658 per annum.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified Solicitor, with extensive experience dealing with Childcare legal matters in a public sector environment.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Managing a varied caseload with minimal supervision, covering a wide range of Childcare legal matters

  • Undertaking complex proceedings, including complex advocacy work

  • Representing the organisation and supporting the delivery of legal services

  • Providing strategic support to Elected Members and Directorate and Corporate teams

  • Supporting the development and delivery of Service Level Agreements between Legal Services and internal clients

  • Proactively managing risks and opportunities in the best interest of the organisation, escalating issues of concern to the Senior Lawyer and Principal Solicitor

Experience required:

  • Qualified Solicitor / CILEX Lawyer

  • Experience within local government essential

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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