Lawyer (Child Protection) (5 Posts)

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 12 £39,840 - £43,224 per annum plus a £5,000 (pro rata) Market Supplement in place until September 2023
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
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Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways, and you will enjoy an excellent range of benefits at Derbyshire County Council.

We recognise that our workforce are our greatest asset and we are currently looking for inspired and proactive people who are committed to new ways of thinking and working.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Legal department for a dynamic and committed individual to work as a Lawyer working within our busy legal services division. You will hold a stimulating and varied case load, with a myriad of opportunities to apply your knowledge and expertise and provide high quality advice to our clients in a range of forums.

You will need to be proficient in using IT software, and have good organisational, motivational and interpersonal skills in order to ensure the continued delivery of an efficient and effective service by the child protection legal team.

The Job and Person Specification contains full details of the skills and experience you need to have for the role. You will have support, guidance and mentoring from experienced senior managers and case support from legal assistants and a team of business administrative assistants.

In return for your commitment, we offer you:

  • Competitive salary plus a £5,000 (pro rata) Market Supplement, in place until September 2023
  • 27 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Systems in place to enable flexible and efficient working away from the office via hybrid office/home working.
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Access to a comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • and much more!

Legal Services are contractually based in Matlock, Derbyshire, but as part of our Modern Ways of Working programme we are able to work on a hybrid basis. 

We’re recruiting to other vacancies in our Legal Team to find information about these vacancies click here.

We're always pleased to hear from talented people so if you're looking to join a dynamic team and have the skills and experience we're looking for, then we'd like to hear from you.

After reading the documentation supplied you have any questions or queries about this role, please email either Jeanette Bloor or Angela Baldwin or Linzi Olney

If you are submitting a CV please include a covering letter which addresses how your skills, knowledge and experience fulfils the requirements of the post for our consideration.

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