RQ1310565(SJ) – Legal Assistant

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Swindon Borough Council’s Legal Services as a Legal Assistant within the Adults and Childrens legal team. You will work closely with solicitors to advise and represent social workers in both Adults and Childrens Services.

You will assist the council in all of its safeguarding functions in a diverse and interesting area of law that continues to develop and advance in a wide range of applications touching the lives of adults and children in the Swindon Borough.

Any successful candidate will be personable, confident, organised and able to build strong internal and external relationships. You will need to be highly motivated, enthusiastic and work effectively as part of a team. While knowledge and understanding of local government and procedures and direct knowledge of social care law is desirable full training will be provided. As part of the team you will be supported to develop your own skills and knowledge whilst supporting lawyers and working towards building your own case load.

You will be working with a team of solicitors, legal assistants and supported by business support officers as required. It is expected that the post holder will be able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure and deal with the varied and fast-paced work of Adult and Children law.

Umbrella hourly rate – £31.00