Commercial Solicitor/Barrister

Expiring today

Trowbridge, Wiltshire
£36,833 - £49,085 Inclusive of 15% market supplement
17 Sep 2019
17 Oct 2019
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

Commercial Solicitor/Barrister

We currently have a temporary/fixed term position for two years or a 6 month temp position with possibility of extension - Please specify on application which role you are applying for.

If you are level 1 to level 3 solicitor or barrister looking for your next challenge and to develop your career in a supportive legal environment, then Wiltshire Council Legal Services may have the role within its commercial team suited for you.


About the role

In this role you will give advice to all departments of the Council. You will be responsible for and have conduct of an interesting and varied case load covering commercial arrangements, other contracts and grants, corporate governance and advising on procurement procedures and procurement law generally.

About you

You will have between 1 – 5 or more years relevant PQE and be comfortable working within a committed and supportive environment. You will have good research and analytical skills. If you are at Level 1 (1 to 2 years PQE) You will have a keen interest in contract law particularly within the local government sphere.

Public sector law experience would be beneficial, though not essential. If you are at level 2 (2 to 5 years PQE) you will be expected to have reasonable experience and a keen interest in commercial contracts and business law.  If you are level 3 (more than 5 years PQE) then you will be expected to have significant experience and a keen interest in commercial contracts and business law as well as a knowledge of public law principles and be able to provide legal advice at a strategic level.

The localism agenda is pushing fundamental change in the way local authorities do business. This is an excellent position for someone who wishes to gain experience in that changing environment.

The successful applicant would be expected to have had relevant experience in contract and procurement law. The applicant should have willingness to develop knowledge of corporate governance concepts.

Wiltshire Council offers excellent benefits including career development opportunities, a pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and flexible working hours. The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Find out more and apply Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

For specific information about this job, please contact Debbie Goodall, Practice Manager Legal Services. Email: Telephone: 01225 718087.

This role is politically restricted; please see role description for more information.

Values and Behaviours Framework All candidates are assessed against the council’s behaviours framework (available below) during the interviewing process.  Approximately half of all questions relate to the framework.


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