Legal Support Officer

Posted 29 Jul 2020

Surrey County Council

Kingston Upon Thames (Legal)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:LegalRecruiter Reference:orbis/TP/816/9542
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£21,593 to £23,834 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for two Legal Childcare Support Officer to join our friendly and fast paced team. The Childcare Support Officer will be responsible for ensuring that requests from Childcare Lawyers and Social Workers are actioned promptly and with excellent attention to detail. The Childcare Support Officer will also be responsible for maintaining information databases and being a guardian for our case management system, Prescient Plus as well as our online bundling tool Caselines.

The post holder will be expected to meet strict deadlines, therefore ability to cope under pressure is essential. The post holder will also be expected to provide ad-hoc secretarial support to lawyers e.g. preparing bundles, creating and amending documents and answering telephone calls. Other duties include administration work with regards to loaning and return of the county’s deeds and agreements, stored centrally at our premises in County Hall.

You will be responsible for creating, amending and overseeing the management of large, complex Childcare files from beginning to end. On top of this, you will be required to access deeds and agreements that are located on different levels within County Hall. You will be required to organise, locate, retrieve, and lift such materials and climb stepladders to access these.

This role requires you to work cooperatively as part of a team to deliver seamless support to our Childcare Lawyers and Paralegals and provide an administrative service to clients from other departments within Surrey County Council.

The post is situated in a sensitive and confidential legal environment and requires exceptional organisational and IT skills, with the ability to prioritise work and a clear focus on meeting deadlines. The post holder will be expected to make straightforward decisions relating to their role, whilst maintaining strict confidentiality rules and excellent attention to detail.

This is a permanent, full time position, with the ability to develop and grow into more senior roles within the Childcare Legal Support team.

For more information about the role, please read the attached job profile.

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Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Henry Easy by email (  We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th August 2020.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 10th August 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

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