If you're an adaptable and highly organised Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with experience of procurement and contract law and practice, you could play a key role at Horsham District Council.
We are looking for creative and proactive Lawyer / Senior Lawyer (Contracts), to join the dynamic Legal Services Department.
You will manage your own caseload giving legal advice to the Council and its officers and this will include dealing with Public procurement and IT, construction, commercial contracts and grant funding and joint venture agreements. You will also be required to draft, prepare and comment on committee reports, policy documents and other briefing papers for the Head of Service. Clear advice should be given to Members and client departments on the impact of legislation and codes of practice and local policies.
You should have a systematic and customer focussed approach to your work and the proven ability to prioritise and meet deadlines. Furthermore, you will be a confident IT user and be an excellent team player who can effectively deal with a range of people using clear, concise, modern and authoritative communication skills.
For an informal discussion about this role please call Sharon Evans, Head of Legal and Democratic Services on 01403 215538
Horsham District Council encourages and supports their employees to have a healthy work life balance by supporting their professional development as well as offering 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), a generous benefits package and an online platform offering discounts from online retailers. Staff are eligible to join a contributory pension scheme where the Council contributes 20% of pensionable salary. The Council also provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and access to a car lease scheme.
If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.