Requirement for 2 Solicitors – West Bromwich

Requirement for 2 Solicitors – West Bromwich

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and experienced advocates to join our busy but friendly Child Care team.

Solicitor x2 (KB04112020)
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Contract summary



    • Legal insurance and all-risk insurance services – 66513000
    • Legal expenses insurance services – 66513100
    • Legal services – 79100000

Location of contract

B70 8SZ

Value of contract


Procurement reference

Solicitor x2 (KB04112020)

Published date

4 November 2020

Closing date

11 November 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

16 November 2020

Contract end date

16 February 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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Solicitor x2
Rate of Pay: £21.71 per hour (PAYE)
Hours: 37
Location: Remotely, may need to attend Sandwell Council House, Oldbury.
Start Date: ASAP
Contract type: Agency – 12 weeks

Job Description and Personnel Specification are attached, which provides information about the role.

Brief description:

Sandwell is a large multi-cultural Metropolitan Borough situated in the heart of the Black Country within the West Midlands conurbation, located 10 minutes outside of Birmingham.
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and experienced advocates to join our busy but friendly Child Care team, to undertake all aspects of the advocacy in care and adoption work. The successful applicants will have a detailed knowledge of child care and adoption law together with extensive advocacy experience of contested and complex matters in the Family Court at all levels. You may be expected to carry a small caseload of care matters. Knowledge of Judicial Reviews particularly in the area of No Recourse to Public Funds/unaccompanied asylum seeker children including age assessment would be desirable. You must be a qualified solicitor/barrister/equivalent with four years child care PQE, of which the last 3 years must have involved advocacy.
Please can the agencies send over a CV, 2x up to date references, copy of Terms and Conditions.
No DBS is required for this role.
Please note this advert is also out with our Master Vendor.
The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement opportunity, please visit 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 related documents.
To submit your documents, you will be required to opt in.
For a Step by Step user guide to the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal please click on the `Guidance for Suppliers` section of the website. All procurement responses must be carried out via the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.
If you require further assistance in respect of the system, please contact the In-tend support team on 0844 272 8810.
Closing Date: Wednesday 11th November 2020 12:00pm (Midday)

More information


Additional text
The Quotation Document(s) will be made available to suppliers who Express Interest on the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tendering Portal. To access the portal please click the following link

You will be required to log into an existing account or register a new one. Once logged in, from the top menu bar click on “Tenders” to list all the current opportunities. Once you have found the relevant opportunity you should click on “View Details” in order to Express Interest.

Closing date for submission of quotations is Wednesday 11th November 2020 12:00pm (Midday).

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Karendeep Bassra


1 Providence Place
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 8SZ
United Kingdom


0121 569 4766