Permanent – Full time
An excellent opportunity has arisen within the London Borough of Redbridge for an Adults Social Care Lawyer to join the Council to provide a comprehensive and professional legal service.
You will report to the Principal Lawyer – Social Care within the Legal Department. You will also work closely with other Council departmental clients and specialist departments.
As an in-house social care lawyer, you will have the opportunity to deal with an interesting workload and advise senior clients.
- Conduct of a full caseload of adults and community care/Care Act 2014 matters including Court of Protection and Menal Health Act.
- Giving advice on DOLS application.
- Defending judicial review challenges including adults, age assessment and s.17/20 Children Act challenges and leaving care.
To be successful in this role you will need to:
- Hold a Solicitor, Barrister, FILEX or similar qualification.
- Have extensive knowledge and experience of adult social care legislation and practice.
- Good knowledge of local government and public sector law affecting social care and health.
- Experience of working in a busy local authority setting.
If you feel you meet the above requirements and are keen to join an ambitious, dynamic and innovative team, we would like to hear from you.
If you are interested in the role and would like an informal discussion please contact Bahia.Daifi@redbridge.gov.uk .
To apply for thisrole, please visit https://ce0320li.webitrent.com/ce0320li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=410766aFEz&WVID=958433OaLq or click on the 'apply online' button.
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.