Locum Childcare & Education Paralegal

  • Job Reference: 6960470/001
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: £15.00 to £20.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Venn Group’s specialist legal team are excited to be recruiting for a Locum Childcare & Education Paralegal to join a Local Authority in the East Midlands.

This position is offered on a full-time locum basis with a predicted contract length of at least 3 months on a remote working basis with potential attendance in the office thereafter.

Experience of working with a Local Authority would be advantageous and candidates should be able to demonstrate practical experience in Childcare/Family Law matters. Candidates with a background in private practice dealing with Public Childcare/Family Law matters will also be considered. From June onwards, you will be assisting with School Appeals matters where full training will be provided.
The main duties for the role are as follows:

  • Preparing documentation in relation to legal proceedings including care proceedings, other Children Act 1989 proceedings, Court of Protection proceedings, and non-school attendance prosecutions

  • To conduct non-contentious proceedings such as discharge of care order proceedings under the supervision of the Senior Solicitor

  • Advising on legal and procedural matters when required

  • Preparing and requesting witness statements

  • Liaising with the Courts and other stakeholders

  • Attending Court hearings and meetings with Lawyers

  • Providing support to the Team Leader, Social Care and Education Team in regards to general queries, research and case preparation

The position is offering a rate of between £15 - £20 (umbrella) per hour dependent on experience.

To apply for this role, please contact Sophie Powell or Tom Hoult on 0121 616 0660. Alternatively, please send your CV to midlandslegal@venngroup.com

We look forward to your application.

At Venn Group, we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours. However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to all applications individually. If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.