Legal Assistant - 18 hours a week

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Southwark Council
£32,000 to £39,000 Per Annum
Job Type
Date Posted
1st August 2018

Job Description

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Safeguarding and Community Services Team in Legal Services, which is based at Tooley Street. It is a very busy and dynamic team which comprises of 16 lawyers who are currently supported by 2 full-time and 1 part-time legal assistant.

Southwark is a diverse borough and we pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of service to our clients and other service users, with whom the successful applicant will have daily contact. This is the ideal role for someone looking to develop their legal career or possibly returning to work within law after a career break.

Educated to Stage 1 Ilex level or a law degree or equivalent, we need someone who has some experience of handling a legal case load. Principally this role supports the child care lawyers in undertaking care proceedings, by undertaking drafting, issuing and serving various applications. In addition the successful candidate will hold a small caseload of section 7 and section 37 cases (Children Act 1989) and deal with requests for access to files.

This is a job share role working up to 18 hours per week. Monday - Wednesday (am)
Additional salary details
Salary £32,592 - £38,766 p.a. pro rata

Recruitment timetable

Closing: 24 August 2018

Interview and Assessments: 7 September 2018 

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