Commercial Contracts Solicitor

Stockport MBC
Stockport, Greater Manchester
£48,880 - £56,217
19 Dec 2018
13 Jan 2019
Full time
Contract type

Commercial Contracts Solicitor

£48,880 - £56,217 – plus pension, flexible working and other benefits
Full Time
Town Hall, Stockport

Your role

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced individual to assist the Council in realising its ambitions. 

You will handle an interesting and varied workload and provide advice on a number of high profile projects as the principal Contracts Lawyer for the Council.  The role includes providing advice on public sector procurement, bespoke and standard form contracts, and major projects.  It will also include providing advice, drafting documentation, advising on the interpretation of contract terms and dealing with contract disputes.

You will work closely with the management team to develop the department and staff, managing legal colleagues including trainee solicitors.  

About you

You are a qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.  You will bring plenty of in depth knowledge of the whole spectrum of contract and procurement law and practice.  Ideally, you will have experience of local government law and procedures. Your relevant experience in these areas will enable you to advise and communicate with in-house clients, external partners and colleagues. You will have an eye for detail and good organisational skills, which will enable you to carry a substantial workload.

Flexible and innovative in your approach, you will help us to positively develop new areas of practice.

You will be able to work on your own initiative with a minimum of supervision and mentor less experienced colleagues.

Demonstrating your exceptional communication skills and pragmatism, you will give practical, clear and accurate legal advice to a range of Council officers, including; Councillors, the Chief Executive, Directors and Heads of Service.

About us

Stockport Council is involved in a number of exciting developments and investments which will have a direct and positive impact on our communities.  This includes a radical transformation through the Investing in Growth programme, which will see £900 million dedicated to regeneration of the Town Centre and dynamic growth.

Stockport Council is also one of the ten authorities that will make devolution happen with a number of projects involving reconfiguration of the Council and regional working.

Ambitious legal practitioners will be encouraged to develop their skills and broaden their experience under the guidance of our talented senior legal team. In addition, Stockport Council offers a range of excellent employee benefits including the promotion of flexible working opportunities.

Closing date: 13 January 2019

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