Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

Luton Borough Council
Full Time
Luton, East of England, England
Posted 3 days ago
Job description
Our ambitious Luton 2040 Vision – that no-one in Luton will have to live in poverty – is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that our people are remarkable, talented, committed and passionate about serving our residents. The people of Luton depend heavily on this council – and that means our workforce! Are you ready to realise the remarkable and help us deliver our vision? Salary: £25,878 - £28,371 a year Hours per week: 37 Contract type: Permanent About the role: If you’re an experienced and collaborative individual you could become a part of team who will assist the Social Services lawyers in the provision of their services to the Departments of the Council exercising social services responsibilities, with an emphasis on child care litigation. As a Legal Assistant, you will manage, with supervision, tasks in relation to simple cases such as discharge of care, forced marriage and cases coming in from other local authorities in respect of designation. Correspond with court, parties, experts, clients and counsel as required. You will also support the team with case management for care cases and any other duties as may be required by the Principal Solicitor (Social Services). About you: We are looking for someone who is able to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with client departments, external legal advisers, court staff and other professionals. It is essential that you have demonstrable experience of working in a child care and/or other legal environment, and key social services legislation, in particular the Children Act 1989 and data protection legislation. Our ideal candidate should have Parts 1 or 2 Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) (formally ILEX) ; or have completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC), and be confident at Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail and Microsoft Outlook. If you think, you could become an asset to the team, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application. Additional Information: We offer a wide range of benefits including generous pension scheme from us, annual leave and flexible working arrangements to name a few. Job details Job reference REQ0001032 Date posted 04/08/2023 Application closing date 03/09/2023 Location Town Hall, Luton Salary £25,878 - £28,371 a year Package + benefits Contractual hours 37 Basis Full Time Job category/type Blank

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