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Senior Legal Adviser HCC48797

Job Details:

Salary Range: £33,653 - £46,776 per annum (Dependant on Experience)
Work Location: The Castle, Winchester (Team is currently working remotely due to Covid-19 measures)
Hours per week: 37 - part time hours will also be considered
Contract type: Temporary, 12 months (providing cover during maternity leave)
Closing date: Sunday, 6 December

For informal enquiries please contact Amanda Scally, Legal Team Leader - Education and Adult Social Care Team on amanda.scally@hants.gov.uk / 0370 779 0705

The Role:


Are you a Solicitor or Legal Executive looking for the opportunity to join a leading local authority?


Lawyers always want to be busy and with 1.3 million people to support, that’s certainly the case at Hampshire County Council. Here at Hampshire Legal Services we pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of difference we can make, we enable the County Council to make positive changes and deliver more for residents across the County.

Joining our friendly and supportive Lexcel accredited in-house legal team, you will support the Adults Health & Care department on a wide range of adult social care matters including Court of Protection cases.


About you 

A dynamic and enthusiastic individual, you will manage a full and varied caseload. You will have recent relevant experience of advising on Adult Social Care law. Experience in Local Government or another public sector organisation is preferred, however this is not essential.

The work we do is highly valued, important, and fundamental to the County Council's corporate priorities, so you will need to be highly resilient and motivated. You will be supported by a strong team with a genuine sense of community.

Benefits of working here 

In return for helping Hampshire County Council to do the right things in the right ways, you will have the advantage of excellent benefits including access to Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, interest free travel loans and discounts.

We are currently working remotely and we expect this can continue for the duration of this contract. 

To learn more about Hampshire Legal Services, please click here. 

For further information please see the attached job description and person specification by clicking here. 

Vetting Requirements:

This role is subject to a Basic DBS Check. 


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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