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Social Care & Education Advocate

London Borough of Merton
Merton, London (Greater)
Salary / Grade - MGA - £57,600 - £58,725 plus an annually reviewable market supplement
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

Job Details

If you are thinking that your working life could be so much better with a rewarding and challenging role in an environment that values you, then the South London Legal Partnership (SLLP) could be the place for you.

Providing legal services to the London Boroughs of Merton, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth and Royal Borough of Kingston, we are able to offer employment opportunities across all aspects of local government legal work.

We are based in South West London and offer competitive salaries and a welcome payment of £3,000. Merton Council offers excellent holiday entitlement along with the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.


We want to recruit further Advocates within our Social Care and Education team, to join our existing team of Advocates, undertaking advocacy in care proceedings. We are looking for a qualified barrister or solicitor with experience of undertaking multiple day hearings of up to 5 days. We offer the opportunity to work with professional clients, to enhance your knowledge of care proceedings from a local authority perspective and the opportunity to provide training to clients.

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic applicants, keen to develop their skills in a supportive public sector environment. Please do not be put off if you have not worked in local government before – it is your determination to provide a top-class legal service which will matter most.

We are committed to:

  • promoting equality of opportunity and social inclusion
  • eliminating unlawful discrimination
  • promoting good relations between employees and communities of all backgrounds.

Interviews will be held on the 13th May 2024

For further information about the role please contact

Neeta Sharma 020 8545 4458,  or

Lucy Craig 020 8545 3805,


To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


Company info
020 8274 4901
Merton Civic Centre
London Road

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