Child Social Care Lawyer

Child Social Care Lawyer

Stockton Borough Council are seeking an experienced lawyer to join their Legal Team to provide legal advice and support on children social care matters including advocacy and attendance at court, and conduct of cases appropriate to the post.

If you have...:

  • a professional legal qualification;
  • experience in providing legal advice and support;
  • experience of practice in children social care;
  • experience of advocacy and attendance at court;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • a flexible and resilient approach to work and enjoy working as part of a team;

...they would love to hear from you!

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council pride themselves as being a great place to work. They work hard but are also valued, trusted and supported to be the best they can be. They never lose sight of the fact that we are here to serve the people of the Borough. The Council's vision is of a Borough that is more confident, more vibrant and more successful than ever before. This therefore promises to be both an exciting and challenging time to join the Council and help deliver this vision.

The Council's Legal Team provide advice and support on a range of legal disciplines to services across the Council and the successful candidate will be provided with support and opportunities to develop their experience and expertise, specifically on children social care but also on other related legal matters as appropriate. The Council also offers exciting opportunities for your own development through their talent network and Shaping a Brighter Future Programme.

Full details of the vacancy are available here. Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview. The closing date for applications is 9 June 2019.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jill Douglas, HR and Legal Services Manager on 01642 526309 or Roisin Mckenzie, Lead Solicitor (Children Social Care) on 01642 526302.

You can view this vacancy on Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's website here.