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Newcastle upon Tyne

Solicitor (Child Care)

£37,849 - £40,760 per annum, pro rata

Children’s Social Care Legal Team
Maternity cover for up to 12 months

1 x 37 hours per week
1 x 22.5 hours per week (3 days per week)

We are looking for two enthusiastic solicitors or barristers to join our busy Children’s Social Care Legal Team based in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre.

The part-time post from mid-June 2019 and the full time post from August 2019.

The primary focus of these posts is to run a complex and varied caseload of care and placement proceedings but also to provide effective legal advice in respect of fostering, adoption and other general children’s social care matters. You would be expected to undertake a level of advocacy commensurate with your experience.

A working knowledge of care proceedings is necessary. Experience of working in a local authority would be advantageous, however lawyers from private practice will also be considered as you would be working as part of an experienced and supportive Team.

If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have any unspent criminal convictions.

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As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

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  16 May 2019

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