Advocate - Social Care and Education
Salary Up to £59,425 per annum (inclusive of annually reviewable market supplement of up to £7,000)
Location – Headquarters at Gifford House, St Helier Avenue, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6HY, flexible working at offices areas across all 5 authorities and working from home.
Local Government is facing many challenges and here at the South London Legal Partnership we have embraced this with the formation of a five Borough Shared Service providing legal services to Merton, Richmond, Kingston, Sutton and Wandsworth Councils.
We are working in an exciting innovative environment where we are providing high quality legal services to our clients. Our ethos is based on excellent client care where we have a can do attitude but remembering that each team member is an individual who counts.
We want to recruit a further advocate within our Social Care and Education team, to join our existing team of 4 advocates, primarily undertaking advocacy in care proceedings. We are looking for a qualified barrister or solicitor with experience of undertaking multiple day hearings of up to 5 days.
We offer the opportunity to work with professional clients, to enhance your knowledge of care proceedings from a local authority perspective and the opportunity to provide training to clients. The role offers 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays and an attractive local government pension.
We also offer working from home and flexibility of working from any of our offices across the five authorities and we provide up to date electronic devices to ensure mobile working.
For further information about the role and / or the service please contact Mrs Kam Singh 020 8545 3471
Interviews will be held on 9th June 2020.
Closing date: 31st May 2020.