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Legal Services
2000406 Requisition #

Salary range: £42,684 - £48,492 p.a. inc.

Contract: Fixed term (12 Months) Maternity Cover

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time


Join an exciting Legal Service


Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.


The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

Following a recent restructure, a number of new posts in a variety of disciplines are available within the Council’s Legal Service. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated lawyers to join us in Brent’s impressive Civic Centre, located right next to Wembley stadium and just a 12 minute train ride from Baker Street and a 25 minute train ride from Kings Cross. So if you are a skilled professional looking for challenging and rewarding work in a demanding but supportive environment - this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.


The Post

In our Children & Adult Social Care team we are looking for a Lawyer to support the work within the Adult Social Care team. The individual will manage a caseload of adult social care work to include welfare and Deprivation of Liberty applications in the Court of Protection, Ordinary Residence disputes, threats of Judicial Review, No Recourse to Public Funds, and other casework relating to Adult Social Care. This is a 1 year fixed term position.


The Person


We are looking for an experienced individual, used to working in a busy office within a social care team in a Local Authority, with a good practical knowledge of The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and knowledge of The Mental Health Acts, with strong organisational skills to progress cases, and manage matters in the County Court, High Court, Administrative Court and Court of Protection.

Working in a very diverse borough you will be exposed to a huge variety and complex work across many interesting legal fields including community care, mental health and mental capacity law.


Closing Date: 8th July 2020 (23:00)


Additional Information


Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.


We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.


Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.


As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk.  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.


Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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