Have you got what it takes to drive and support change across two ambitious, innovative and transforming Councils?
The Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership (Southampton City Council and Fareham Borough Council) is an outcome-focused service recognised for professional excellence and a finalist in five categories of the Lawyers in Local Government Awards 2017, including Legal Team of the Year and overall winner of Project Team of The Year 2017.
We provide strategic and professional advice and services covering all aspects of local government law.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor specialising in Commercial and Procurement law to join our dynamic and growing team during a period of significant transformation and major project delivery within the Councils supported by the Legal Partnership. This post will have a focus on procurement, contracts and major project support, working in conjunction with the corporate and information law team. You will also be required to provide additional ad-hoc support across the full range of services offered to both Southampton and Fareham Councils.
To be successful you will be a practicing Solicitor or Barrister with 3+ years Post-Qualified Experience together with strong advocacy and advisory skills and competence with IT and case management systems. In addition, you will have an enabling, positive approach to finding solutions to complex problems, good appreciation of risk management and working flexibly across a multi skilled team supporting colleagues regardless of speciality is essential.
If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.
To apply please follow https://careers.southampton.gov.uk/vacancy/solicitor-commercial-and-procurement-359145.html to apply online.
The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed detailing how you meet the essential and, if applicable, the desirable criteria for the role. Unfortunately we no longer accept CVs as part of our application process.
For all recruitment queries please contact Jennifer Dickson
HR Recruitment Team: 023 8083 4033