Major Projects Lawyer

Location
Liverpool, Merseyside
Salary
£62,503 - £70,340
Posted
05 Dec 2018
Closes
11 Jan 2019
Practice area
Public law
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Legal, Democratic Services and Procurement

Major Projects Lawyer
SCP51-55 (£62,503 - £70,340)

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority was created in 2014 and became a Mayoral Combined Authority in 2017.  This introduced a new layer of governance into the City Region and is part of increased regional devolution by the Government.  Significant sums of money have been granted to the Combined Authority to support regeneration and projects that transform the City Region.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Major Projects Lawyer to work for both the Combined Authority and Merseytravel. The postholder will be required to undertake a wide and varied caseload and provide legal support to both the Combined Authority and Merseytravel.  The Combined Authority is co-located with Merseytravel and its corporate services (including legal services) are shared with both legal entities.  This is a new additional post to the team to recognise the new arrangements.

The postholder will be responsible for protecting the interests of the Combined Authority and Merseytravel by advising upon, drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements.  The postholder will support both innovative and major redevelopment projects.  These projects will make significant contribution to regeneration within the Liverpool City Region.  This will require bespoke legal drafting and the development of novel legal solutions to secure client and regional objectives.  The successful candidate will be required to advise upon complex legal structures to secure project delivery and in some instances a financial return to the Combined Authority/Merseytravel.  Further the postholder will have the opportunity to provide advice to a range of public and public owned company entities.

You will be a qualified solicitor or barrister with at least five years post qualification experience.  You will have worked at a senior level within your current and/or former roles.

Experience of structuring financial deals and commercial legal experience is essential for this role.  Experience of developing company structures is desirable.

You must be enthusiastic, motivated and determined to deliver results and be able to work as part of a busy team.  As the Major Projects Lawyer you will be able to draw support from a team of lawyers but will not have management responsibility for the team.

Application forms and further details are available from The HR Division, Merseytravel, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN, or by visiting our website at www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

Completed application forms can be sent to:  vacancy@merseytravel.gov.uk

Closing date:  Friday 11 January 2019 @ 4pm

If you would like impartial advice and support with an application please contact a member of the Learning team.  They will be able to help with your application form and offer assistance with interview skills and techniques

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