Senior Lawyer

Posted 24 October 2023
Salary Up to £55 per hour UMB
LocationSouth West
Job type Temporary
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameKatrina Nielsen

Job description

Our local authority client, based in the South West of the UK, is currently recruiting for a Social Care Lawyer on a 3-month temporary locum contract.

The position is due to start immediately on a full-time basis. The hourly rate on offer for position is up to £55 per hour UMB.

The ideal candidate will have experience working within Social Care law and most specifically within the local authority setting.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Overseeing and managing a Social Care caseload, supporting the Legal Services’ Out of Hours service to provide assistance to the Emergency Duty Team on matters of Childcare and Adult Social Care

  • Responding to requests for advice and representation from Council employees

  • Managing all aspects of Court representation as required

    Representing the Council at Court and formal appeal hearings as required

  • Determining appeals under the Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure of the Local Government Pension Scheme and various internal appeal procedures where required

Experience required:

  • Social Care law experience

  • Local Authority experience

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday

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.

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