Ref. 64792

Commissioning Officer

  • Location: Lincoln, England
  • Salary: £24.6 - £24.6 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing is working with Lincolnshire Council to recruit a Lawyer for their Adults Services.

Experienced Adult Social Care Lawyer required for Court Advocacy work. Must have experience regarding the Care Act, COP and Mental Health Act. There will be some office attendance for court hearings and is a full time post. 


a) To provide high quality efficient and effective legal and administrative

advice and services to the County Council, partners and external

customers to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics

and in a way that furthers and promotes good customer care within

Legal Services Lincolnshire.

b) To undertake all legal services work whether advice, case work or

assistance to other fee earners as required within the area of work

designated in the post outline for the time being with minimal

supervision and professional support.

c) To give legal procedural and propriety advice to senior officers, elected

members or other persons or bodies whose conduct or activities fall

within the remit of the Monitoring Officer’s duties as appropriate for

grade and to follow all instructions of the Monitoring Officer or any

deputy in relation to the conduct of any monitoring officer activities.

d) To make the Monitoring Officer, the Chief Legal Officer, an Assistant

Chief Legal Officer (or any other deputy) aware of any:-

– matters that are of a critical nature

– matters that are politically sensitive or high profile

– problems in any areas of service delivery or Council activity

– instance in which any advice given by him/her has been refused or

ignored, or

– any proposals, decisions, actions or omissions that have, or would

contravene any rule of law or code of practice or conduct or amount

to maladministration.

e) To assist in the investigation of complaints, particularly in relation to

issues raised with the Ombudsman, any Inspectorate, the Council’s

Auditors, or the Monitoring Officer.

f) To provide and/or receive the level of professional support and

supervision appropriate to grade and as set out in the post outline.

g) To ensure that the post-holder deals with a workload of an appropriate

size and level of complexity.

h) To develop strong and effective links with the users of the services

provided by the post-holder and to notify any notable achievements,

compliments, complaints, problems or issues relating to his/her work.

i) To work as required with members of any other Team within Legal

Services Lincolnshire and as a member of any specific project, task or

network Team.

j) Contribute to documents produced for internal and external

communications purposes and participate in the presentation of training

and development for customers, elected members and others.

k) To operate all quality, information management and other systems,

processes and procedures and to use ICT and other support services

as instructed by the departmental management team.

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