Corporate and Commercial Solicitor
WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Corporate and Commercial Solicitor
£41,392 - £46,909
Permanent, Full time
Location: Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL
Warwickshire Legal Services has operated on a business footing for over 20 years and now has over 60 fee earners providing a comprehensive range of services to over 15 public sector clients, including pioneering shared service arrangements with Warwick District Council and two police forces. We have ambitious plans for further growth and we rarely outsource work, meaning that our lawyers are trusted to lead even the most challenging legal projects for a wide range of public sector bodies. As a result, we offer unrivalled opportunities to develop highly marketable skills with the support of experienced colleagues who consistently earn very high satisfaction ratings from their clients.
We have a national reputation, recognised in several national awards, as well as modern offices in a historic building in the middle of Warwick within a short distance of other popular towns like Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon and in a central location on road and rail transport networks. We offer flexible working arrangements, supported by the latest ICT, and in return our staff are willing to go the extra mile when our clients need it.
People like to work for us and we have a tradition of growing our own talent through training and development schemes, meaning that we have a low turnover of staff. However, we are now looking for solicitors or barristers to join our team, on a permanent basis, as a result of a planned programme of growth and consolidation.
We are looking for candidates who are first rate lawyers and who solve problems, inspire client confidence, understand commercial imperatives, welcome change and challenge, and have the potential to progress within our business. We are willing to deploy applicants flexibly across teams where this will maximise skills, experience and interests. We will consider full-time and part-time candidates.
You will be responsible for supporting all of our clients on a full range of commercial and corporate work, which includes projects, procurements, partnerships and contracts, much of which is of high financial and social value. You may also advise on information governance matters and general corporate governance. You will need to demonstrate an aptitude for complex problem solving and, as part of a friendly and supportive team, you need to be willing to learn and adapt to the challenging corporate and commercial legal environment in the public sector.
You should be a fully qualified practising solicitor or barrister.
For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.
Additional Information & How to Apply
For further information about the role please contact:
Kate Hiller - 01926 412616, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Michaela Meeraus - 01926 418117, email@example.com
Closing Date: 4th October 2018.
Interview Date: 25th October 2018.
Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.
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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire
It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).
Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.
We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.