Reading Borough Council

Principal Contract Solicitor

Reading, Berkshire
£52,246 to £62,839 pa
14 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

Principal Contract Solicitor

RSMD (SCP 1-9) £52,246 to £62,839 pa plus Practising Certificate paid

Full time, 37 hours per week, permanent

Ref: CSS0245

Following the retirement of a senior member of the contracts team and wishing to add resilience to the legal section to deliver the challenging corporate contract work, we have an opportunity for a Principal Solicitor to join our team at Reading Borough Council.

The work is varied and challenging and this is an opportunity to consolidate and broaden your general commercial experience.

In addition to managing a team of solicitors the main role of this post is the preparation of contracts for the wide range of services which the Council purchases and JCT and other types of standard construction and works contracts, additionally the provision of advice on Contract and Procurement Law including the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The candidate will also be the Deputy Monitoring Officer ensuring that the Council, its officers, and its Elected Councillors, maintain the highest standards of conduct in all they do.

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Visit for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.


Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

Closing date: 1 October 2018

Interview date: 19 October 2018

A Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.

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