Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity



Job Description:

Solicitor based in Bedford and the hourly rate is £370.00 per day

This is a full time temporary contract role.

Employer Reference:      5191632

This role will involve:

  • The Principal purpose of the post is to provide high quality legal advice and assistance to enable the client to deliver its’ statutory duties in in respect of children and achieve the required outcomes. This will include representation, skilled and effective advocacy on behalf of the client in public law children`s proceedings in the Family Courts.
  • A knowledge or a willingness to acquire the knowledge in Adult Social Care and Education.
  • Attendance at such meetings of Full Council, the Executive, Committees and Working Groups as are required.
  • Legal research and advice - Identify research and interpret and apply the effects on service provision of new developments in the law to ensure that clients are able to deliver timely and responsive services.

Ideally candidates will have:

  • Admitted Solicitor or Barrister (England and Wales) with current Practising Certificate or legal executive (fellow) and relevant post qualification experience
  • Demonstrate substantial knowledge and significant experience of working within local authority law and practice in child care law, it being preferable to have or otherwise the willingness to acquire the knowledge in either adult social care law or education including special educational needs;
  • Experience and understanding of IT including PC use and legal software in order to ensure care and accuracy in the handling and processing of information;

Due to high volumes of CVs received we are not able to respond to all unsuccessful applications. You will always however hear from us by phone if we are able to take your CV forward to the next stage.

If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to [email protected] quoting the reference number.

Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

All our roles may be subject to pre-employment checks including references so please be prepared.

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  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Legal

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