Childcare Solicitor Requirement Sandwell

Childcare Solicitor Requirement Sandwell

We are looking for experienced candidates with a broad spectrum who have experience in advocacy.

Contract summary

Industry

  • Legal services – 79100000
  • Supply services of personnel including temporary staff – 79620000

Location of contract

B69 3DB

Value of contract

Published date

13 March 2019

Closing date

15 March 2019

Contract start date

25 March 2019

Contract end date

01 July 2019

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

Childcare Solicitor x 2

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council are seeking to appoint an experienced Childcare Solicitor

This is an opportunity to work for a local authority with a large established legal team who are very forward thinking. Due to increase workloads an opportunity has arisen for locum solicitor’s to come in and hit the ground running in this very busy but supportive team.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor with at least 3 years PQE (or equivalent) with at least 2 years’ experience specialising in and handling Public law child care matters preferably from a local authority prospective. The successful candidate must be confident and experienced in order to be able to hit the ground running and have the ability to carry a varied case load covering all aspects of Public Law childcare matters. You must be a confident advocate as there will be an expectation for you to cover various types of hearings to include those of a contested nature. The candidate will need to be proactive, work well under pressure, self-reliant as well as work as part of a wider team. The successful candidate would gain great exposure to a varied caseload and would enjoy a high level of responsibility with a great deal of client contact.

We are looking for experienced candidates with a broad spectrum who have experience in advocacy. If candidates are less experienced then we would expect for them to be able to deal with court hearings. If they cannot go to court, we would expect for them to deal with case work at paralegal level.

Essential requirements:

Qualified Solicitor/ Barrister of at least 5 years
Experience in Public Law Childcare Law within a local authority
Advocacy experience including contested matters
General knowledge of local government law
Experience of providing advice to internal and external clients
Ability to undertake workload with minimal supervision

Hours: 37 hours

Start date: ASAP

End date: 3 months from start date

Rate of Pay: Please let me know what rate the candidate is looking for

Contract type: Agency

Location: Oldbury Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE

Job Description,Personal Specification and Safeguarding Form attached.

Please provide up x 2 up to date references, Curriculum Viti, copy of Terms and Conditions and signed Safeguarding Form

Please Note: Interview date: Monday 18th March between 12-2pm.

The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement exercise, please visit https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.

From here you will be able to register your company, express an interest in the opportunity, and gain immediate access to the opportunity or other related documents. To submit, you will be required to ‘Opt In’.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Michelle Hackwood

Address

Freeth Street
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 3DB
United Kingdom

Telephone

0121 569 2873

Email

michelle_hackwood@sandwell.gov.uk

 

Other information

Attachments

Additional information on how to apply for this contract

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc/aspx/

Additional information on how to apply for this contract

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc/aspx/

The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement exercise, please visit https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

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