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Assistant Head of Law - Social Care and Education

Assistant Head of Law - Social Care and Education

  • About the Firm: The South London Legal Partnership, hosted by the London Borough of Merton provides a five-borough shared legal service to Merton, Richmond, Kingston, Sutton and Wandsworth councils.
  • About The role: The SLLP has an exciting opportunity at a senior level to lead and drive the delivery of part of the busy and highly regarded in-house Social Care and Education team primarily to our clients at Wandsworth and Achieving for Children (Richmond and Kingston).
  • Looking for: Among your many attributes, we are looking to secure your expertise and experience in Children’s Law, your ability to successfully lead a mobile team across sites, your commitment to improving performance and the customer experience, and your motivation, and enthusiasm with the opportunity of working across councils.
  • Opportunities: The opportunities afforded to you will leading two or more teams of the Social Care and Education legal teams of the South London Legal Partnership (SLLP) and deliver excellent legal services to the London Boroughs of Merton, Sutton, Richmond, Wandsworth and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (and arm’s length delivery vehicles) and/or be the lead for Adult Social Care and Education across all five authorities.
  • And more: You will have responsibility for Children’s safeguarding professional practice and support to Directors of Children’s Services in two or more of the London Boroughs of Merton, Sutton, Richmond, Wandsworth and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. (and arm’s length delivery vehicles) and/or Adult Social Care and Education professional practice across all five authorities. To operate remotely across the authorities with little or no supervision or guidance.

Merton Council