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Job Title: Solicitor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Manchester
Salary: £26 per hour
REF: MYBS27101
Contact Name: Madison Yuill
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Solicitor

LOCATION: Trafford, Greater Manchester

PLACEMENT: To start ASAP, Monday- Friday

PAY RATE: from £26 per hour

4Recruitment Services are seeking an Qualified Solicitor to join the Council’s Children, Families and Well-being Team for our client based in Manchester.

The client and its partners in the public, private and third sectors are embarking on a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential. Our vision is working together to build the best future for all our communities and everyone in Trafford.

The role will involve providing a comprehensive, cost effective, responsive and quality legal service in the field of health and social care within the Council and work as a solicitor as part of the Council’s in-house legal team in close cooperation with the Adult Social Care team. The post holder will take all appropriate steps to ensure that the Council meets its adult social care responsibilities and priorities.

The candidate will be able to manage a busy caseload, which will include dealing with matters in the following areas:

• Care Act 2014
• Mental capacity and best interests
• Court of Protection
• Deprivation of Liberty
• Judicial Review
• Ordinary residence
• Mental health
• Care charges and adult social care debt recovery

You will work closely with Children, Families and Well-being service and other services as well as the legal services team and will therefore have good customer care and interpersonal skills, good communication and problem solving skills and will work well as part of a team and be flexible, enthusiastic and committed. Well-organised and adaptable, you may from time to time be asked to take on challenges outside your field of expertise. Flexibility will be required to work outside core hours as the office is open from 7.00 am until 5.30 pm (operated on a Rota system). There may be some travelling to Sale Waterside within this role to meet with clients and attend meetings.


  • Current DBS
  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister
  • Experience of working with and providing legal advice and assistance to other departments/services
  • Experience of conducting advocacy in Magistrates and/or County and/or High Courts and before other tribunals
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and procedures
  • Demonstration of CPD in the area of Adult Social Care
  • Grading between 8-10:
    Band 8 – up to two years’ successful experience in the relevant area
    Band 9 – two years’ experience and a satisfactory PDR based on client feedback, level of supervision required, complexity of work carried out, training and meeting time recording targets
    Band 10 – three or four years’ experience and a satisfactory PDR based on client feedback, level of supervision required, complexity of work carried out, training and meeting time recording targets

A full job description is available upon request.

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 in further detail or any other vacancies , please contact our Team on 0800 988 6307 or email