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Childcare Paralegal

Job Description

Service Care Legal are currently recruiting on behalf of an Oxfordshire based local authority who are seeking a Paralegal to join their Childcare legal team on a contract basis. Please find below further details about the role

ROLE: Childcare Paralegal
LOCATION: Oxfordshire
CONTRACT: 3 months ongoing, 37 hours per week
RATE: £20.00 to £25.00 per hour

The Role

  • To provide a comprehensive legal support to the childcare team and the legal department as a whole
  • Cases will include Care Proceedings, Adoption matters, Revocations and Discharge Proceedings and private law matters
  • Assisting the legal team to offer legal services to members and officers of the Council in terms of transactional work
  • Providing and preparing legal advice and legal documentation

The Person

  • Has at least 6 month worth of Paralegal or Legal Assistant experience within a Childcare Law capacity
  • Has a legal related qualification such as the LPC, LLM or LLB
  • Previous local authority experience would be highly advantageous
  • Possesses strong organisational and time management skills
  • Someone who able to work on sensitive cases and work well within a team

If this sounds like an opportunity of interest, please contact Lloyd Stanley on 01772 208969, or email We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.