Child Protection Lawyer

Role Responsibility

Exciting opportunity for a Lawyer to work within a dynamic and specialist Child Protection Team

Invicta Law’s Child Protection Team prides itself on offering expert legal advice and support to local authority clients in all areas of child protection law. We have an exciting opportunity for Child Protection Lawyers to join our team of experienced professionals. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with initiative, a proactive approach to problem-solving and a real commitment to the job. You will work within a friendly and supportive team environment where your professional development will be nurtured and appreciated.

This role can be fully remote as we have the ability for the right candidate to live and work anywhere in the UK with some flexibility in working hours.  We value equality and diversity in our friendly and welcoming team within which expert administrative support is on offer to allow you to focus on a varying and engaging caseload.  There is also an expert IT support team available to offer remote technical support.

The successful candidate will have at least 6 months experience in key areas of child protection law and ideally have experience of working for a local authority. However, if you can evidence good transferable legal skills to move into this area of law, we will support your development and transition to childcare law. Consideration will be given to applicants from private practice with relevant experience.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide advice to local authority clients on various aspects of child protection law and conduct a full caseload of public childcare law proceedings.
  • Must be able to quickly take on a caseload with minimal supervision and maintain files to a high standard.
  • Maintain positive relationships with clients.
  • Flexible and adaptable within the range of work for the post.
  • Time record accurately and manage time efficiently.
  • Maintain SRA standards and ethics at all times.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post requires a qualified solicitor, barrister or CILEx with a current practising certificate.

Benefits:

  • Flexible working (including hybrid, home working and job shares)
  • 30 days’ annual leave entitlement plus Bank Holidays and a discretionary extra day at Christmas
  • Group Pension Plan (two-tiered scheme with up to 7.5% employer benefit)
  • Practising certificates paid for annually by the company
  • Life insurance cover at 4x salary
  • Training opportunities (along with PLC, LexisNexis and MBL webinars)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • National and local retail discount scheme

Contact Details

If you would like any more information about the role, please feel free to call Donna Frost, Head of Child Protection Team 1 on 01622 392000 for an informal discussion or email Donna at Donna.Frost@invicta.law    

About the Company

Benefits:

  • Flexible working (Including: hybrid, home working and job shares)
  • Group Pension Plan (Two tiered scheme with up to 7.5% Employer benefit)
  • Practicing certificates (paid for annually by the company)
  • Annual leave (up to 30 days holiday, discretionary day at Christmas, plus bank holidays)
  • Enhanced statutory pay
  • Strong CPD opportunities (along with PLC, Lexis Nexis and MBL webinars)
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • National and local retail discount scheme
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