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Lawyer - Safeguarding Children
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: GOV00205
  • Published: Tue 19/11/2019, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/12/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £38403 - £41466
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Lawyer - Safeguarding Children

Benefits and Allowances

Our existing terms,conditions and benefits are currently under review.

Role Purpose

Avibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to thebustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some ofLondon’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one ofLondon’s most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions thatmakes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills withgood quality experience. Based in East London, with excellent transport linksand in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place towork. In addition to possessing a rich history and heritage, we have a strongcorporate commitment to excellence and progress, with service to the communityat the heart of everything we do.

Itis an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join theCouncil and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcelaccredited Legal Team that provides services to the council across the fullrange of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and prideourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertakein-house. We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience,better align with the council’s functions and are now looking for highlycompetent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join the team.

Key Responsibilities

You will be one of a team of lawyersdealing with Children’s Social Care, reporting to the Principal Lawyer - Safeguarding Children.You will be able to demonstrate experience of dealingwith Childcare legal work including emergency applications, careproceedings, adoption and Inherent Jurisdiction and of providing advice atpanel meetings. Experience of conducting advocacy and judicial reviews will bean advantage.

Youwill be able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision and will beaccustomed to working at pace in a busy team.


You must be aQualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practisingcertificate.

Thispost is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as suchappointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactoryresponse to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitmentdecisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups,including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) andIndependent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Tower Hamlets Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practising certificate Recent applicants should not reapply

Test & Interviews will be held on: 10th JANUARY 2020