9 months ago
Venn Group are now seeking applications for paralegals for a new position with a busy local authority within the West Midlands.
The successful applicant will be employed as a legal clerk to the Councils' Independent Appeals panels for school admission and exclusions.
The ideal candidate will have a background working within local government, preferably with experience liaising with other public sector bodies including schools. Applicants will have studied a relevant law degree, preferably to LPC level, and have a strong understanding of education law and its application.
It is also important that candidates have undertaken relevant employment within a law firm or local authority, where they will have gained ample experience of legal case systems and understanding of how a law practice & legal team functions.
Duties will include:
* Working with the Council's Legal and Democratic Services Education Law Team
* Undergoing training in the law and procedure relating to school admission appeals and exclusion reviews
* Liaising with the School Admissions team regarding the scheduling of appeals
* Arranging for qualified independent panel members to attend each appeals session
* Collating and sending all appeal case papers to parents and panel members within statutory deadlines
* Attending up to 2 appeals sessions each week as clerk to the panel
* Taking accurate notes of hearings and decisions
* Giving sound advice and guidance to the panel on law and procedure, as required
* Answering telephone enquiries regarding appeals
* Writing letters to each appellant setting out the panel's decision (based on pro-forma letters)
This position requires an immediate start; therefore applicants should be available on minimal notice. This position is temporary however there is scope to extend the length of the contract.
An hourly rate of £8-11 per hour is offered for this position.
To apply for this position, please contact Rebecca Breen or Lauren Watts at Venn Group on, or .
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