Solicitor - Commercial, Contract & Procurement

Glenfield, Leicester
15 Apr 2019
06 May 2019
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract, Permanent


Solicitor - Commercial, Contract & Procurement

Permanent, Full Time, Hours per week - 37

Location: Legal Services, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA

Reference: CE0208

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Leicestershire County Council’s in-house Legal Services has an exciting opportunity for two Contracts specialists to join its friendly, supportive and busy Contracts, Procurement and Commercial Team based at County Hall, Glenfield.

The ideal candidates will have experience in working in local government or in private practice who have good track record in advising on a variety of commercial contracts and procurement matters.

Eligible candidates should have qualified as a solicitor, barrister or legal executive and possess relevant experience in all aspects of contract law and a good knowledge of procurement.

The roles involve:

  • Dealing with the negotiation, drafting preparation, finalisation and revision of a wide variety of contract documents.
  • Advising upon a range of contract, commercial and procurement related non-contentious issues.
  • Giving internal advice to client departments on legislation relating to commercialisation of services provided by Leicestershire County Council.
  • Advising on governance issues related to contracts, commercial and procurement matters including reports to Elected Members.

Leicestershire County Council is a high performing authority that offers free parking, flexible working arrangements, and membership to a good pension scheme.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Jillian Jeffers (Team Leader Contracts and Procurement) on telephone number: 01163055950.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact

Closing date: 6 May 2019 at midnight

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