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Senior Lawyer (Children & Families (Legal) Group) - Manchester City Council

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Grade 9 £37,306 to £40,057 (bar at £41,025) per annum

Job description

Chief Executives, Children & Families (Legal) Group

Position title: Senior Lawyer

Location: Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5AN

Hours: 35

Contract: Permanent

Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated lawyer with an extensive knowledge of the law relating to children and families? Are you keen to develop your legal skills in this area? Are you a motivated lawyer with the ability to manage a complex case-load with limited supervision?

Manchester City Council's successful Children's & Families (Legal) Group will support you in the dynamic role of Senior Lawyer. You will hold a stimulating, exciting and varied case load. We have wide and varied work streams. You will conduct your own advocacy in public and private law matters including contested hearings. You will provide high-quality advice to our clients in a range of forums.

We are committed to providing high quality training to our clients and our staff. We make time to listen and understand. We work together and we trust each other.

Come and join our forward-thinking team, working in the heart of a vibrant city.

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive with Advocacy Certificate.

For an informal discussion on these roles please contact Chantelle Whitehead, Deputy Head of Children & Families (Legal) Group on 0161-600 8795.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to apply online at and to also provide their curriculum vitae.

Manchester City Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.