Childcare Legal

Our Legal Childcare team is changing. We’re recruiting for the future

We’re committed to our team’s development and career pathways – join us and progress your career to the next level.

These are exciting opportunities to join our dynamic, motivated and forward-thinking legal service.

Our childcare legal staff play a vital role in improving outcomes for children. If you want that sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing that your work has made a real difference to someone else’s life for the good, why not come and join our dedicated and Lexcel accredited team?

You will be working within a friendly and supportive environment where your professional development will be nurtured and appreciated.

You will be working on some of the most sensitive, challenging, yet rewarding cases, in public childcare matters.  These will be mainly care proceeding matters and can include EPOs, abuse cases (alcohol and substance, sexual and physical) and will vary in complexity.

This offers a variety of cases with the opportunity to work on more complex matters for those who are keen to do so or joining us at Senior level.

As an integral part of our legal team, you will become a “go to” advocate in support of children’s services.

You will work very closely with social workers and their managers, assisting in developing successful long term working relationships.

We work collaboratively, which encourages schools, health professionals and the police to join together to ensure we can do the best job possible for our clients.

Expert administrative support is provided by a dedicated team of Paralegals and Legal Secretaries, allowing you to focus on a varying and engaging caseload, including some advocacy in the Family Courts before magistrates and judges.

Great benefits for the role include:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Working within a multi-million pound organisation
  • Up to 29 days’ annual leave each year (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Staff discount scheme
  • A range of activities to support health and wellbeing
  • Salary: £42,821 – £49,860
    Grade: Grade 13 to 14
    Hours: 37 (flexible working available)

  • Salary: £38,890 – £41,881
    Grade: Grade 12
    Hours: 37 (flexible working available)

  • Salary: £31,346 – £37,890
    Grade: Grade 10 to 11
    Hours: 37 hours (flexible working is available)

  • Salary: £22,627 – £24,491
    Grade: Grade 7
    Hours: 37 (flexible working available)

If you are interested in any of the roles above, please click the button below and someone from our recruitment team will be in touch with you soon:

About Us

Oxfordshire County Council have a vision of ‘Thriving communities for everyone in Oxfordshire’  – a place where people want to live and work and be part of something different. To achieve our vision, we will:

  • listen to residents so we can continuously improve our services and provide value for money
  • strive to give every child a good start in life, and protect everyone from abuse and neglect
  • enable older and disabled people to live independently. We care for those in greatest need
  • help people live safe, healthy lives and play an active part in their community
  • provide services that enhance the quality of life in our communities, and protect the local environment
  • support a thriving local economy by improving transport links to create jobs and homes for the future

Oxfordshire must continue to be a great place to live and work, with more people enjoying a higher quality of life. Like any vision, it’s a long-term ambition rather than a quick fix.