Litigation Legal Officer
Job Title: Litigation Legal Officer
Job type: Temporary, Full Time, 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £40,555.00 - £45,646.00 Per Annum
Closing Date: 23 September 2019 at 16:00
Are you seeking an in-house legal role that offers the opportunity to work on high profile, high value projects/disputes? Are you interested in being at the heart of the continued development of Greater Manchester’s public transport infrastructure?
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) oversees public transport in Greater Manchester, delivering and improving transport services, facilities and information to make travel easier for everyone. This is a busy and exciting time for us: under the devolution agreement, and with Greater Manchester at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, transport will play a vital role in supporting growth and prosperity in the UK’s largest regional economy outside London.
Due to expansion of the current team, TfGM has an exciting opportunity for a qualified solicitor to support the litigation workload in respect of construction, commercial and property disputes. Ideally you will also have general experience in other fields such as commercial/contract, commercial property conveyancing and data protection.
As part of a supportive and valued legal team, you will be exposed to a diverse and interesting litigation workload together with other general areas of law depending on experience. You will receive supervision and support from a highly experienced in-house team and external legal support where required with a view to you managing disputes on behalf TfGM and supporting/supervising other members of the legal team.
You will have commercial acumen and proven experience of undertaking litigation/dispute resolution. You will have the ability to take the initiative, identify the key issues, understand the risks and benefits associated with options for resolution and have a commercial eye on legal costs. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to further enhance their dispute resolution experience in a commercial environment as well as widen their skill set in other fields in an in-house role.
This is a 2 Year Fixed Term Contract.
The salary for this role is £40,555 - £45,646 per annum. In return, as well as a competitive salary, we also offer a range of fantastic benefits, such as:
- Free Rail or Metrolink travel to and from work within the Greater Manchester boundary
- Free bus travel within Greater Manchester
- 27 days holiday per annum
- Access to the local government pension scheme
At TfGM, we encourage candidates to discuss flexible working options at any stage of the recruitment process.
We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are actively building a diverse workforce and want to create an inclusive environment, as we recognise the importance of our workforce reflecting the communities we serve.
If you see yourself as part of this team and have the skills and experience we are seeking, we would really like to hear from you!
For further information and to apply please visit https://tfgm.com/careers