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Principal Legal Officer (Social Care Legal)

Permanent post: Principal Legal Officer (Social Care Legal)
Grade: PO6: £42,683.04-45,591.00

We serve an outstanding Children's Services Department and seek a full time permanent principal legal officer to practise primarily Children's Social Care Law.

Benefits include: access to West Yorkshire Pension Scheme; generous annual leave entitlement; training and development; flexible working, including from home.

The successful candidate will be a solicitor or barrister holding a practising certificate or FILEX (and Legal Executive Advocate Certificate (Family Proceedings)) with knowledge and experience of Children's Social Care Law.

Leeds, an award winning and progressive authority, works closely with local communities and businesses to create a child friendly city.

Having a workforce reflecting the people of Leeds is important.  We value diversity and fair treatment of employees and applicants.

Essentials include good teamworking and interpersonal skills, ability to prioritise own workload, advocacy in contested hearings, working to tight deadlines, and adhering to our values;

• Being open, honest and trusted

• Treating people fairly

• Spending money wisely

• Working as a team for Leeds

• Working with people, engaging all communities

Contact Helen Benson (Team Leader) on 0113 37 89052 or at for an informal discussion about this post.

Closing date for applications: 21 July 2022

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