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Advocates (2 posts)

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Constantine House, Ipswich
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
23 October 2019 11:30 PM
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Suffolk County Council legal services, Suffolk Legal, has had a renowned advocacy service for several years and there is an opportunity to join an experienced, well-regarded legal team delivering high-quality services to the county council and other public bodies.

You will represent the Directorate of Health, Wellbeing and Children’s Services in all proceedings before the Family Court at every level. You will receive your instructions from our in-house children’s team.

You will provide comprehensive, high level advice on the Children Act 1989 and associated legislation and guidance to include Special Educational Needs and Disability (and tribunal advocacy).

You will be willing to embrace new technology and ways of working.

Suffolk Legal provides a flexible and dynamic service which is capable of responding quickly to new initiatives and changing priorities. You will be a key player in achieving this aim.

We welcome applications from advocates of all levels of experience.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you and agreed by the authority.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Nigel Inniss on (01473) 264236.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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