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Vacancy Details

Lawyer - Children and Social Care Team

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Grade K, SCP 40-41 - £44,624 - £45,648
Magdalen House/Agile
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
12/08/2022 at 23:56
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Lawyer – Childcare Team

1 permanent vacancy  - Full time

Corporate Legal Services is comprised of four legal teams with administrative support.  

  • The Children and Social Care Team provide legal services primarily in relation to child protection, adoption, education, adult social care, mental health and youth justice. 
  • The Planning and Property Team provide legal services primarily in relation to planning and property matters.
  • The Regulation and Prosecutions Team provide legal services primarily in relation to regulatory matters, information governance and environmental, licensing, prosecutions and all other litigation. 
  • The Contract and Employment Team provide legal services primarily in relation to contracts, procurement and commercial matters. The team also advises the Council and its schools on a full range of employment law matters.

We wish to recruit 1 Lawyer into the Childcare Team with responsibility for providing legal services in relation to Childcare related matters. The post holder will carry a caseload of Childcare law cases, often complex in nature, with limited supervision but with support from a dedicated senior legal assistant. It is a pre-requisite that the post holder has demonstrable Childcare law experience.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


Please fully complete the online application form.




Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed