Are you an ambitious, proactive and committed legal professional looking for a new challenge?
About the role
Are you looking for a job which provides a work life balance is well rewarded, challenging and gives you the satisfaction of knowing your intervention will contribute to our vision to build a town where opportunity is extended to everyone, where people can grow, flourish and prosper, and where no-one is left behind.
Building on the success of our current team and in recognition of the resources required to provide an outstanding service, we are seeking an experienced Contracts Lawyer to work with us to reach our vision for the residents and communities of Rotherham.
This role is based at our modern offices which will allow you to perform to your very best. You’ll have our full support throughout your work in an environment in which you can thrive. This includes the opportunity to develop your professional expertise across a breadth of contracts, commercial and procurement casework which will include drafting, interpreting and advising on contracts for all of the Council's functions, and advising in relation to procurement rules and procedures.
Our Legal Service is recognised as a key partner in our improvement journey and has received considerable investment and growth. This is an ideal time for a serious property legal professional to join our team which is part of the Property and Commercial team.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Contracts Lawyer with post qualification experience. Previous local government experience is desirable but not essential. You will be an important part of our busy commercial team with experience in contracts, commercial and procurement matters.
You need to be a Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive Advocate and hold the relevant certificate to practice.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has made rapid and significant progress on its improvement journey, which is clearly demonstrated by the expedited return of our powers in September 2018. This is testament to the hard work and commitment of the council’s employees and new Senior Leadership Team, now in their third year.
This is an excellent time to join Rotherham which has the fastest growing economy in Yorkshire. We are delivering major regeneration and housing as well as creating new jobs and opportunities for our residents. Rotherham is a real 'central UK' location with excellent road and rail links and is ideally placed near the scenic countryside of the Peak District, whilst also being conveniently located next to the vibrant city of Sheffield.
We offer an excellent pay and benefits package which includes membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as a range of health and wellbeing and other benefits. This makes working for us an attractive proposition. If you have the ambition to make a real difference and are committed to delivering an excellent legal service we would welcome your application.
For an informal discussion relating to this role please contact Stuart Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01709 823523.