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Social Services Lawyer

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Civic Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW
Chief Executives Office
Position Type
Contract hours
Full time
Salary (£)
43590 to 47511
Closing date for applications
21 July 2019


About Hillingdon

Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first

About the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Child Care Lawyer to join our busy, innovative and dynamic Legal
Department, which is committed to providing high-quality, client focused legal services.

About the person

You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or ILEX with excellent knowledge of the law and practice relating
to child protection and related matters. You will have strong advocacy skills and a proven track record of
advising and managing complex work using your own initiative. With a track record of advising and
representing the local authority on its responsibilities you will have gained experience across a wide
range of issues pertaining to children, including ideally adoption and judicial review.
We are looking for a team player who is good at building successful relationships with clients and using
their own initiative to help safeguard some of our most vulnerable residents.
In exchange, the service offers a range of interesting and rewarding work with opportunities for career

Additional information

Interviews will take place in the first week commencing August 2019.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and
vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful
candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
    • local government average salary pension scheme

    • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff

    • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days

    • career breaks

    • season ticket loan

    • access to a Credit Union

    • on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre

    • access to a wide range of training and courses

    • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council

    • payment of professional fees where these are required

    • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)

    • cycle purchase scheme

    • car sharing scheme

    • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

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Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy