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Job Information

The role:

We are looking for a full-time Adult Social Care Lawyer with 2 years PQE to join our dynamic, busy and friendly team.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 15th July 2024.

Your main responsibilities will include:

· Advising in-house clients and colleagues on a range of Adult Services issues including safeguarding,

capacity and mental health.

· Drafting applications and orders.

· Attending court.

· Liaising with private practice law firms, counsel and other external bodies.

The successful candidate should have an existing knowledge in this area of law and/ or an enthusiasm to learn and develop in this area. You will need an eye for detail and good organizational skills which will enable you to carry your own caseload. You should be flexible and innovative in your approach.

The post has a starting salary of £47,420 per annum (Band 10).

The working arrangements are flexible, with office-based working in County Hall, Morpeth and the opportunity to work on a hybrid office/ home basis.

To view the Job Description and Personal Specification please see the documents attached.


· Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives holding a current practicing certificate. 
· Existing knowledge of Adult Social Care law preferred.

If you require further information about the position, please contact Helen Coombs, Principal Solicitor on telephone 07966324371 or via email

Why choose us?

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”.

For further information about NCC, please visit our website.

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

· Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands.

· Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours.

· Car leasing scheme.

Further information:

Closing date: Monday 15th July 2024.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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