Legal Officer Childcare Team (In the field of Child Protection)

Lincolnshire County Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced legal officer to join our Childcare Legal Team.

The focus of the post is on providing one to one support to a Lawyer in relation to a busy caseload of complex public law children’s cases, providing a high level of customer service.

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The ideal candidate will possess a good level of skill and expertise in a similar role supporting the area of children's legal work, including a good general working knowledge of all areas of procedure applicable to this.  They will also have the ability to adapt to new areas if the post requires.

Candidates will need to be a highly organised, flexible and focused Legal Officer.  A strong team player is required who will be able to apply their knowledge innovatively and proactively. A driving licence is also desirable as some travel across the County is required.

Duties are varied but will include drafting documents, taking statements and attending court.

We will help you learn new skills, encourage your development and work with your to reach your potential, all within a friendly and welcoming environment where no two days are ever the same and we all want to succeed together.

We are offering a competitive salary of £19,698 - £20,903, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to ensure that you skills and experience meet the required criteria and to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply! 

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please give Jodie Ogden a call on 01522 552 582


Applications Close on the 21st March 2021.

Interviews will take place on the 28th and 29th April via Microsoft Teams


At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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