Childrens Safeguarding lawyer

Client: Thurrock Council

Location: Thurrock

Salary: £47,571- £55,179 per annum

Closing date: Sunday, 11 December 2022 23:30

Thurrock Council

Childrens Safeguarding lawyer

Salary: £47,571- £55,179 per annum

Permanent Contract

37 Hours per Week

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic children’s safeguarding lawyer to join a busy, but friendly, supportive team and to undertake stimulating and rewarding work with the satisfaction that comes from helping to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

Our vision is to be a Legal Service that is recognised nationally as best practice in the public sector.

You will be qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive with advocacy certificate, able and committed to work in a flexible manner including outside normal office hours, when the role necessitates the same.

You will be expected to manage a workload of children’s safeguarding matters and providing high quality advice for internal clients. An ability to undertake advocacy is desirable.

We have a track record of helping team members develop their professional expertise in children’s safeguarding and encourage in house advocacy.

Experience of children’s safeguarding is essential. Local Government experience would be an advantage.

For an informal discussion on this role please contact Mandy Dhillon on

Closing Date: 11th December 2022

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

Thurrock Council is committed to the principles of agile working and seeks to empower our employees, wherever service needs allow, to work flexibly in order to optimise productivity and enhance performance.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.