Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in contracts and procurement law? We are looking to recruit a Contracts Lawyer in the Council’s Contracts and Procurement Legal team where you will have an unrivalled opportunity to actively and strategically contribute to the future delivery of first-class legal services, supported by the Principal Lawyer and Senior Lawyer to develop your knowledge and experience in relation to contracts and procurement matters.
Legal Services play a key role in delivering timely, clear and effective legal advice and representation to the Council. The Contracts and Procurement Team is responsible for supporting and advising the Council on an array of commercial related matters and can guarantee exposure to a breadth of work, so you never stop learning and developing your expertise!
We are looking to recruit a flexible, motivated and ambitious lawyer with experience of:
- Demonstrable experience of providing advice and dealing with contract and procurement matters
- An ability to manage your own caseload alongside supporting junior members of the team
- Flexibility to prioritise workloads and provide commercial and solution focus advice
- A team player who supports colleagues and the work of the team
- attendance at and positive contributions to meetings
- advising senior officers and elected members of the Council
- public procurement law and multi-disciplinary projects
To apply and be considered for this position you must be a qualified solicitor or barrister and your application will clearly evidence:
The administrative base for the Council’s Legal Services is Woodhatch Place (Reigate), however, the Council adopts an agile working policy with flexible working arrangements which includes access to our office in Weybridge as well as remote working. We intend to continue working in a flexible manner in the future. The team are very approachable (even when working remotely) so there will always be someone to provide you with support and discuss matters with.
For more information please find the full job description attached below. Please ensure you refer to this before you submit your application.
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For an informal discussion please contact Simoine Morgan-Barnes on 07971 651 580 or by e-mail at Simoine.email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit. Please note that we are unable to accept CVs sent by email.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 09/05/2021.
Interviews will take place on week commencing 17/05/2021.
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
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