Children's Safeguarding Advocate

Location Enfield
Discipline: Public Sector
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Up to £50000 per annum
Contact name: Sam Morris

Contact email:
Job ref: RQ468740_1636563113
Published: 20 days ago
Startdate: 24.11.2021

Children's Safeguarding Advocate

We are seeking a Safeguarding Advocate, specialising in care proceedings, you will be a qualified solicitor, barrister, Legal Executive or equivalent. If successful, you will be a fulltime advocate representing the council in both routine and complex hearings across the full range of local authority family work, including case management hearings, contested hearings and final hearings up to 3 days. You will be responsible for preparing the necessary practice direction documents in readiness for the hearing.


  • Identify and Escalate and budget risks.
  • Set and monitor individual and team performance standards.
  • Constructively challenge and take action with pace where there are performance shortfalls.
  • Ensure that clear team individual goals are in place and communicated.
  • To undertake advocacy on behalf of the legal safeguarding team.

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to engage, coach and motivate teams and set clear targets and expectations.
  • Evidence of high levels of customer service and satisfaction.
  • Experience of successfully managing performance and providing clear constructive feedback.
  • Experience of successfully implementing plans and projects to time and budget.
  • Ability to effectively plan and manage budgets and resources.
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the political structure and role of elected members.
  • Ability to work collaboratively both with own service and across other services.
  • As a regular and intrinsic part of this role required you to speak to members of the public in English, the ability to converse at ease, politely and courteously with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential and consistent with the requirements of this role.
  • Qualified Solicitor of England and Wales, Barrister, CILEX or equivalent.

For more information please call Sam on 01615491999 or email