We are looking for a dynamic and experienced contracts and commercial lawyer to join our well respected in house Legal Team to lead on all legal aspects of contracts and commercial transactions in connection with the Council’s Services.
This is an exciting time to join the Law & Governance team which operates at the heart of Oxford City Council and is responsible for the democratic and political management arrangements of the Authority including the conduct of elections, corporate and Ombudsmen complaints and the provision of a full and varied range of legal services.
As the successful candidate you will be an expert in your field with the ability to handle complex contract and commercial work. As well as having the technical ability you will need to show yourself to be confident, professional, enthusiastic, a creative thinker that can influence and drive progress and able to give clear and credible advice to senior officers and elected members.
You will also be a proactive team player, flexible in approach with a willingness to get involved in all areas of the Service’s work and keen to play a prominent role in helping the Service to develop and improve.
If you feel you meet this criteria and can demonstrate as such in your application, are enthusiastic and highly organised and, motivated by working for an inclusive and diverse organisation that is determined in its ambition to build ‘a world class city for everyone’, ensuring ‘excellent public services are at the heart of everything we do’, then we would love to hear from you.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services and is one of the most efficient, effective and ambitious councils in the country. Oxford is a vibrant and dynamic city with a global reputation and the Council sits at the centre of it all. With high aspirations for our services and employees, we are a multi award winning Council and an evolving organisation that plays an influential role in the success of the city. Working closely with our partners, we are driving a progressive agenda that is building stronger communities, tackling climate change and helping the economy to thrive. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our website.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.