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Senior Lawyer with Management Responsibilities (Childcare)

19 May 2023 | Category

Location –  Huntingdon (although travel to other offices may be required)

Contract Type – Permanent – Full Time (37 hours)

Salary Range: £49,500.00 – £56,750.00 DOE

Plus £1,400.00 Management Allowance*


  • To be a lead within the team taking responsibility for the more complex and difficult cases and providing guidance and support to other members of the team.
  • To contribute to the management of the team, deputising for the Principal Solicitor/Head of Service as and when required, attending management meetings.
  • To have specific management responsibilities to supervise and mentor other members of the team in a line management capacity
  • To act as a legal advisor to the client organisations in relation to their Children’s social care functions and other corporate or constitutional and administrative matters to ensure compliance with statutory duties and obligations and to protect the best interests of the client organisations.
  • Advise upon and conduct proceedings relating to the care and protection of children and young people to secure the proper course of action and balanced and favourable judgements
  • Advise upon other matters relating to children’s social care as required by the client organisation.
  • To provide legal advice and support services to clients, to liaise with clients and other witnesses and to advise on the appropriate course of action in both civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Act as a source of legal advice and support to any of the client Committees and Directorates as directed to cover the absence of colleagues.

*payable monthly when managing a team.

For a copy of the Full Job Description. please click here.

Pathfinder Legal Benefits

  • Local Government Pensions Scheme – considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.
  • Flexible working arrangements – we offer flexible hours and hybrid working which allows for remote working, but we also require regular office attendance with the aim to give everyone a balanced work/life ratio.
  • Family Friendly policies including excellent Maternity, Paternity and Adoption entitlements.
  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus public holidays. With the option to purchase more annual leave.

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the Person Specification to When applying, please quote reference: ‘CHI-042’.

Closing date for applications: Until filled

Interviews for this role will take place as we receive applications  

Number of vacancies for the role: 1

For a copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification and details of our other vacancies, please visit our website

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accept applications where a supporting covering letter and a CV is submitted.

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