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Lawyer - Contracts, Procurement and Special Projects

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/10171
  • Published: Sat 12/09/2020, 18:24 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 to £44,619
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames

We are looking to recruit an experienced Contracts Lawyer to join our successful in-house contracts and procurement legal team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop further legal skills by working on complex matters and legal questions, supporting the Senior and Principal Lawyers. The post holder is expected to demonstrate strong personal legal and strategic analysis, judgement and pro-activity.

We are looking for a flexible, motivated and ambitious lawyer with extensive experience of:

  • handling their own caseload of complex work alongside supporting junior members of the team
  • building effective relationships with client departments
  • attendance at and positive contributions to meetings
  • advising senior officers and elected members of the Council
  • public procurement law and multi-disciplinary projects.

The work of the team is varied, including frameworks, DPS and term contracts of differing complexity, collaboration agreements, MOUs, IPR, construction contracts and other commercial legal issues. Knowledge of GDPR and its impact on public contracts is desirable.

The role will be conducted largely remotely for the foreseeable future, and it is likely that there will be a significant amount of homeworking available once the office reopens.

For more information, please find the full job description attached at the bottom of this advert.

Additional Information

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Simoine Morgan-Barnes (Principal Solicitor) by email - Simoine.morganbarnes@surreycc.gov.uk 

Please note we are unable to accept CVs by email. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 04 October 2020

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 12th October 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

Company Information

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/10171
  • Published: Sat 12/09/2020, 18:24 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 to £44,619
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames

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