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GM Collaboration - Senior Legal officer

Job Title: GM Collaboration - Senior Legal officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Oldham
Salary: £25 per hour
REF: DC/20/02/2024/1
Contact Name: Deanna Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

GM Collaboration – Senior Legal officer

Location – OL1 1NL (Hybrid)

£25ph – On going contract

  • Required for pre-proceedings work. Will need to attend court
  • To advise Council, Executive, Committees, Officers and Departments of the Council on legal matters primarily, but not exclusively, relating to all areas of Social Services and Education including attendance at evening meetings as required.
  • Advocacy in contested and uncontested hearings in Court and when necessary instruction of Counsel at the Family Court, including the preparation and management of cases.
  • Drafting and settling of legal documentation with particular reference to Children’s Social Care and Education matters.
  • Conduct of litigation with particular reference to Children’s Social Care  and Education matters.
  • To give clear guidance and assistance to all members of the team in respect of the areas of expertise specific to the postholder and to assist and cover for other team members, as necessary.
  • Representation of the department externally, as required.
  • Participation in departmental working groups, as required.
  • Assisting in supervising the work of any unqualified staff assigned to the team.
  • Training social workers and Education staff in the law and legal procedures.

To find out more information please contact Deanna at  

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