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Childcare Paralegal

  • Job reference: LSCLSA0312
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Support Staff
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Job description: Service Care Legal are currently recruiting on behalf of a Wiltshire based local authority who are seeking a Legal Support Assistant to join their Childcare legal team on a contract basis. This is a fantastic opportunity for people starting off in their legal career or those looking to work within a local authority setting to advance their respective careers.

The main purposes of the role will be to:

*To provide a comprehensive legal support to the child care 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 role will require the post holder to carryout functions as required by the fee earners within the litigation team and legal department

The ideal candidate would be someone who:

*Has at least 6 month worth of Paralegal or Legal Assistant experience, ideally within a Childcare Law capacity
*Has a legal related qualification such as the LPC, LLM or LLB. This would be advantageous but not essential
*Strong organisational and time management skills
*Someone who is able to work on sensitive cases and work well within a team

If this sounds like an opportunity of interest, please feel free to reach out to Lloyd Stanley on 01772 208969, or email Lloyd.stanley@servicecare.org.uk. We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.