To deliver our ambitious plans in the current financial environment, we have been conducting a top to bottom restructure of the council. The senior management team was restructured and reduced in 2016, and the concept of function-based directorates has been abolished. We have adopted a ‘One Council’ approach where colleagues work together across the organisation with the sole focus of delivering better outcomes for our residents and businesses.

Our new workforce strategy is helping us develop the talent we need to maximise the opportunities and face the challenges ahead and highlights the five key behaviours we expect all current and future employees to live and breathe. The roles advertised below are all key elements of our new look council and the size of the task ahead should not be underestimated. There are many challenges to overcome, but the sort of people we’re looking for won’t mind this. Successful candidates will thrive on challenge, and work with purpose, desire and infectious enthusiasm. 

The Southampton & Fareham Legal Services Partnership is part of Southampton City Council’s Strategy Hub. The Partnership provides professional advice and services covering all aspects of law and corporate governance for Southampton City and Fareham Borough Council’s and is recognised for professional excellence as a finalist in 5 categories of the Lawyers In Local Government Awards 2017, including Legal Team of the Year. 

The Council is going through an exciting period of transformation which is driving change and growth.

Solicitor (Child Care)

Working in the busy and high profile Childcare Legal Team, where there are 10 dedicated childcare legal posts, this position offers an excellent and rewarding opportunity for an experienced, hardworking and proactive childcare lawyer.

You will need a minimum of 5 years PQE as either a solicitor or barrister with experience in childcare matters, including safeguarding, adoption and fostering. Local Authority experience would be advantageous. Strong advocacy skills are essential as you will conduct most of your own hearings. You will also need case management and IT skills in relation to which familiarity with the IKEN case management would be useful.

If you are an enthusiastic and willing team player with a solutions based focus who can work under pressure we would like to hear from you

If you wish to find out more information and apply for this role please click here

If you would like further information please contact Marcia Tilt, Senior Lawyer on 023 8083 3213 or e mail: marcia.tilt@southampton.gov.uk

Closing date: Sunday 17 December 2017 at 23:55pm

Solicitor

The Southampton & Fareham Legal Services Partnership is part of Southampton City Council's Strategy Hub. The Partnership provides professional advice and services covering all aspects of law and corporate governance for Southampton City and Fareham Borough Council's and is recognised for professional excellence as a finalist in 5 categories of the Lawyers in Local Government Awards 2017, including Legal Team of the Year.

The Council is going through an exciting period of transformation which is driving change and growth. We are looking for a confident and self-motivated individual to undertake the role of Solicitor within Southampton City Council's Legal and Governance team.

You will be working in the busy and high profile Legal Team, by providing a high quality and business focussed legal service relating to all aspects of planning, environment and property matters.

Strong advocacy & presentation skills are essential as you will be required to advise / advocate at Panels, Committees and Inquiries.  You will also need case management and IT skills in relation to which familiarity with the IKEN case management would be useful. If you feel you have the necessary background, experience, skills and are highly enthusiastic to undertake this role we would like to hear from you. 

If you wish to find out more information and apply for this role please click here 

If you would like further information please contact Sarita Riley, Service Lead Legal Services Partnership on 023 8083 3218

Closing date: Sunday 17 December 2017 at 23:55pm

All our vacancies can be found on the Southampton City Council website

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