Childcare Lawyer

  • Job Reference: 00018594-1
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Rotherham, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £40.00 to £48.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Legal, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary

Job Description

Rotherham Council are currently recruiting for an experienced Childcare Lawyer to work within the busy Social Care and Litigation Service, providing advice, guidance and representation to the Children & Young People’s Service (CYPS), on Child Protection related issues.

This post is initially for 3 months in order to support an anticipated spike in cases as a result of Covid-19.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Undertaking a personal caseload of child care matters from inception through to conclusion, which will include taking the clients instructions, advising the client throughout the case and co-working the caseload with Paralegals

* Attending meetings of the Council’s Boards and Panels which may entail representing the Assistant Director of Legal Services, acting as a Legal Adviser to the meeting and deputising for the Service / Team Managers at the Public Law Proceedings Panel

* Assessing and advising on evidential matters and seeking to prevent matters coming to court where litigation would not be in the Council’s best interest

* Providing advice to CYPS Members and Officers as and when required in writing, over the telephone and in meetings

* Allocating work or providing advice, support and guidance to other members of staff in the legal department as required (allocating a Paralegal)


* Level 7 Qualification (Post Graduate Certificates and Diplomas with a considerable depth of knowledge across Children’s Services

* Experience of the law and procedure relating to child care

* Ability to undertake advocacy to a high standard in the Magistrates Court and Family Court

* Knowledge of current Local Government democratic processes and understanding of the political context

Please apply as soon as possible if this position would be of interest, or contact Chloe @ Belmont Recruitment for further information