Children's Safeguarding Team Leader (Lawyer)
Venn Group
Barking, United Kingdom
4d ago
source : The Legal 500 Jobs

Venn Group are very pleased to be partnering with the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham in recruiting for a Children's Safeguarding Team Leader (Lawyer) role.

One borough; One community; No-one left behind. Over the past four years, the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham have gone through an ambitious Transformation Programme and have built a new kind of council, capable of delivering real change for the community in the twenty-first century.

Although a lot of improvements have been made, resulting in us winning the LGC Driving Growth award as well as LGC Entrepreneurial Council of the Year 2019, there is still more to deliver.

Over the coming years we will consolidate the progress we have already made and use the new kind of council to empower residents to live longer, healthier, happier and more independent lives.

This is an opportunity to join a busy, but friendly, supportive and very well-regarded team and to undertake stimulating and rewarding work with the satisfaction that comes from helping to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

The councils is to be a Legal Service that is recognised nationally as best practice in the public sector.

You will be expected to manage a workload of children’s safeguarding matters including undertaking advocacy and providing high quality advice for internal clients.

We are looking for someone who is able to provide support and guidance to less experienced team members as well as supervising the Children’s Safeguarding Team alongside the Senior Lawyer and Deputising for the Senior Lawyer as and when required.

The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham have a track record of helping team members develop their professional expertise in children’s safeguarding and encourage in house advocacy.

The Council can offer :

  • The role is a permanent position, grade PO6, offering between £44,607 - £47,511 depending on experience
  • Home working / flexible working offered, with the majority of the legal team working from home due to the current circumstances however flexibility will continue to be offered (The Council is considering a majority-based working from home service)
  • All applicants must be a qualified solicitor, legal executive or barrister with a current practising certificate.

    Additionally, candidates must have worked previously in local authority due to the nature of the work including public care proceedings matters, and understanding general local authorities processes as well as management aspects of the position.

    Ideally the successful candidate will have held a similar position of authority within a childcare local government team.

    Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.

    Both Venn Group and the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham proactively aim increase exposure of these roles to attract BAME candidates by reaching out to wider network groups in particular BAME networks and provide a diverse pool of candidates for shortlisting.

    If you are interested or would like to discuss the position further, please get in touch with Leah Holder at Venn Group on 020 7557 7667 or lholder

    CLOSING DATE : 18th September 2020 12 : 00pm

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