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Child Protection Lawyer

£45000 - £51000 per annum
Work from Home, Hybrid working

Job description

Morgan Hunt are currently working exclusively with a Children's Charity in their search for a Child Protection Lawyer on a 12-month maternity cover basis.

The role is the lead legal advisor on child protection issues for the organisation, taking sole responsibility for providing legal advice, training, and updates on all aspects of child protection law including the law relation to children, crime, human rights, confidentiality, and disclosure.

The successful post-holder will be a Qualified Lawyer in England and Wales, who has specialised in Child Protection Law. You will have generalist experience within Children Law and have experience dealing with external parties such as social workers and third-party lawyers. You will have experience advising trustees and external parties of Child Protection Law matters.

It is an exciting time to join a huge Children's Charity, to which you will be provided with strong development opportunities and experience. You will be entitled to additional employment benefits such as 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays (fixed-term only).

The successful post-holder will be expected to attend the London Office at least once a week. The charity will consider part-time for the right candidate.

Job Title: Child Protection Lawyer

Location: Hybrid (London Office at least 1 day a month)

Annual Salary: £45,000 - £51,000 (plus London Weighting if applicable)

Daily Rate: £200 per day (PAYE)

£280 per day (Umbrella)

Job Type: 12-month Fixed Term

Hours: Full OR Part time

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide high quality and authoritative legal advice and guidance to key stakeholders across the organisation on the specialist area of Child Protection Law in line with the organisation's strategy in order to meet the charitable and business objectives of the Charity.
  • Contribute to the development of well-informed, consistent legal lines to take drawing on external advice as necessary
  • To work effectively with internal stakeholders across the organisation and external stakeholders to ensure legal compliance when meeting business requirements.
  • Support the Head of Legal and other lawyers in the organisation.
  • To advise on complex legal matters that promote sound practices compliant with relevant legislation to improve the effectiveness of the Charity, including drafting policies and procedures.
  • To maintain the highest standards of legal knowledge and best practice and keep abreast of developments in the legal sector, legislation and official guidance relevant to the operation of the Charity and disseminate information appropriately.
  • A commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in line with the ethos of the Charity.

Person Specification

  • Current Legal Practising Certificate in England & Wales
  • Post-qualified experience working in Children Law, ideally from a local authority or similar charity.
  • Experience of success of providing complex legal advice on a broad range of law affecting the children, criminal or civil litigation.
  • Experience with ICSA and public inquiry would be advantageous
  • Ability to identify, prioritise and plan effectively.
  • Ability to deliver appropriate outcomes in line with objectives
  • Ability to evaluate, learn, adapt and improve
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal), with the ability to present and influence a range of audiences
  • Ability to build good working relationships

Please apply to find out more information regarding this fantastic opportunity for a Child Protection Lawyer in London.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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