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Community Services Lawyer (Childcare Team)

P03/P05 £36,912 - £45,438 p.a.

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P03/P05 £36,912 - £45,438 p.a.
Fixed Term - Up to 12 Months
Full time 35 hours per week
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7 Newington Barrow Way
P03/P05 £36,912 - £45,438 p.a.
31/05/2018 23:59

Islington Council

Opportunities within Legal Services, Resources Directorate

Several exciting opportunities are available and open to solicitors, barristers, chartered legal executives and paralegals, that are able to meet the specific requirements of the roles at Islington Council, a proactive forward thinking legal service.

We are seeking knowledgeable, passionate and creative thinking lawyers with business acumen, who want to help us make a difference, as we are deeply committed to improvement and great customer service.

The council offers many excellent employee benefits including access to a pension scheme, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave, flexible working arrangements, all in addition to working in a friendly and supportive work environment.

We are looking for applicants with good technical knowledge (ideally in a Local Government context – although this is not essential) and able to demonstrate a “can do” approach.

You must be organised and be able to work under pressure with minimal supervision while being a valuable team player and be able to manage conflicting priorities to deadlines. Applicants must also have excellent communication skills enabling them to build strong relationships with clients.

Community Services Lawyer (Childcare Team) - Two fixed-term contracts for up to 12 months, P03/P05 £36,912 - £45,438 p.a.

To deal primarily with care and placement proceedings as well as fostering, adoption, public interest immunity, PII and general children’s social care matters, including holding a substantial caseload and attending meetings and training. You will also be a confident advocate as some advocacy will be required.

Closing date: Thursday 31 May 2018 at 23:59

Interview and test date: Week commencing 9 July 2018

For an informal discussion about the above posts, please contact: Uma Mehta CBE, Acting Assistant Director, Corporate & Dispute Resolution, on 0207 527 3127, or at

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