Benefits and Allowances
Our existing terms,conditions and benefits are currently under review.
A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills with good quality experience. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work. In addition to possessing a rich history and heritage, we have a strong corporate commitment to excellence and progress, with service to the community at the heart of everything we do.
It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertake in-house. We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the council’s functions and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join the team.
You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with Children’s Social Care, reporting to the Principal Lawyer - Safeguarding Children. You will be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with Childcare legal work including emergency applications, care proceedings, adoption and Inherent Jurisdiction and of providing advice at panel meetings. Experience of conducting advocacy and judicial reviews will be an advantage.
You will be able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision and will be accustomed to working at pace in a busy team.
You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practising certificate.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent 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