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Senior Legal Officer

Job Title: Senior Legal Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Coventry
Salary: £26.35 - 26.35 per hour
REF: AD140501
Contact Name: Amber Debens
Contact Email:
Job Published: 13 days ago

Job Description

Senior Legal Officer

Salary: £26.35 Per Hour Umbrella.  

Full Time (35 hours per week)

Based in Coventry – Hybrid Working

This request is for 2 additional temporary Senior Legal Officer (SLO) posts, at Grade 6, to create additional resilience and support the delivery of legal support for our Adult Social Care and Education departments.

The request is based on a significant increase in work across the whole of the team but particularly within these 2 areas of work, where, both the amount of work being processed, and its complexity have changed enormously since the team’s inception.

The proposal is that the 2 posts mentioned above are created as a matter of urgency to:

  • Address the increased demand within the team and ensure that it can continue to deliver the work required of it, and
  • Provide the necessary breathing space to undertake a wider review between legal and the service area to develop a longer, more sustainable permanent plan to address the capacity concerns.     


  • All aspects of Adult and Children’s social care, including safeguarding, assessment and care planning, charging, commissioning, policy creation and review, implementation of legislation, Judicial Review, complaints etc.
  • The provision of legal support to children’s social care in respect of the pre-proceedings element of the Public Law Outline (PLO),
  • The provision of legal support to children’s social care in respect of reports to the Court in connection with private law children’s proceedings,
  • The provision of a duty advice service to both Adults and Children’s social care, education and schools, 
  • Support to the Adult Safeguarding Board and the Children Safeguarding Partnership and their respective sub-groups,
  • Mental Health advice and support, including Displacement of Nearest Relative Proceedings,
  • Mental Capacity advice and support, including Court of Protection proceedings, Deprivation of Liberty cases and support to the MCA Panel,   
  • Advice on support for those subject to immigration control, both adults and children, including advice on housing support, age assessment challenges and Judicial Review, Inquest work
  • All aspects of Education work, including advice to schools but particularly SEN advice and support, and support for SEND Tribunals
  • Officer support to Cabinet, committees etc.
  • Delivering of training to client departments and others.

Experience You Will Bring:

  • Significant experience and knowledge of practices / methodologies of financial accounting, specifically within a local government context
  • Experience in dealing with year-end budgets is essential.
  • Excellent working knowledge of legislation and developments in local government finance
  • Proven ability to give sound advice and guidance on a wider range cases, topics or issues
  • Proven experience of working with Finance systems including Sage

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Amber Debens on 07860953716 or via email

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