Permanent - Principal Adult Social Care Lawyer

  • Job Reference: PBT/6950840/001
  • Date Posted: 12 March 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: Northamptonshire, England
  • Salary: £42,126 to £56,932
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Permanent - Principal Adult Social Care Lawyer – £42,126 to £56,932 – Northamptonshire


Venn Group’s specialist legal team are recruiting a Principal Adult Social Care Lawyer to join a Public Sector organisation based in Northamptonshire. The Role is offered on a full time basis with the possibility of flexible working. There are other offices that this role could be based out of which are commutable from London.


The ideal candidate will be a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive with experience handling Adult Social Care matters, ideally gained from within Local Government.


Duties may include:


  • Managing a team of 7 Lawyers

  • Dealing with a Court of Protection caseload, including advice on Mental Capacity Act 2005

  • Providing advice under Mental Health Act 1983

  • Supervise other members of the team in a line manager capacity

  • Conducting advocacy when required

  • Providing advice to both internal and external clients

  • Drafting statements, applications and orders

  • Advice on all aspects of community care under both the Care Act 2014 and National Assistance Act 1984

  • Defending Judicial review proceedings in relation to community care matters


Benefits include:


  • Attractive Pension Scheme

  • Flexible working arrangements - Flexible hours and remote working is available with the aim to give everyone a balanced work-life ratio

  • Family Friendly policies including excellent Maternity, Paternity and Adoption entitlements

  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement of 28 days, plus public holidays with the option to purchase more annual leave!

  • Scheme giving you the chance to get discounts on things like travel and retail to help you save money every day


The role offers a salary of between £42,126 to £56,932 dependant on experience.


Please apply for this role online or for further information contact Philippa Turner or Emma Walker at Venn Group via phone, email or LinkedIn for further information.


0121 616 0660


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