Guildford Borough Council

Principal Solicitor

Guildford, Surrey
£49,663 to £57,910 per annum
11 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Principal Solicitor (Contracts, Property and Procurement)
Salary - £49,663 to £57,910 per annum

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen to lead and take forward the Contracts, Property and Procurement team at Guildford Borough Council.

The role will take the key responsibility for the Council’s legal work in a range of functions, including Procurement, contracts, property, conveyancing and Right to Buy.

The successful candidate should be a Solicitor or Barrister with at least 3 years post qualification experience and be able to demonstrate significant knowledge and practical experience in Contract and Procurement law with some general knowledge around  Property law.

Experience of Managing and motivating a team is also essential as is the ability to interpret, advise and draft complex legal requirements and documentation relating to procurement and contract law.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent skills in the following areas, giving advice credibly to a range of internal stakeholders including senior managers and councillors, effective team and case management and ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Guildford, a vibrant market town with first class shopping, restaurants and attractions is only 35 minutes by train from Waterloo and our offices are located close to the town centre on the idyllic banks of the River Wey, a short walk from the train station. As a Council, we offer many excellent employee benefits including a career average earnings pension scheme, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave scheme and support for further training and professional development. It is very important to us that you have a good work life balance and we are always interested to discuss flexible working and options for home or remote working.

If you are interested in the role and would like to discuss it further please contact Zeynab Patel, Principal Solicitor (Contracts, Property and Procurement) on 01483 444027.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 26th July 2017.
Interviews will take place the week of the 31st July 2017.