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Commercial Lawyer

Leicestershire County Council
Leicester (opportunity to work from home)
Up to £46,203 p.a.
Closing date
14 Nov 2021
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Commercial Lawyer Role (permanent, full-time)

Salary Range 11 - 13  

Up to £46,203 p.a. (salary dependent on experience). 

Leicestershire County Council’s in-house Legal Services has an exciting opportunity for a commercial lawyer to join its friendly, supportive and experienced team supporting ESPO.  

ESPO is a local authority controlled business, so the successful candidate will enjoy the benefits and security of working in a public sector setting whilst undertaking a broad range of commercial work. 

Eligible candidates will have qualified as a solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive in England and Wales and possess relevant experience in commercial contracts and public procurement law, together with an enthusiasm to provide wider non-contentious legal advice in support of ESPO’s business. 

Leicestershire County Council is a high performing authority that offers: -

An attractive benefits package.  Excellent annual leave, a generous local government pension package and free parking. We encourage our lawyers in their career development.

A positive work life balance. We will support you to achieve a positive work-life balance and there are no fee earner time recording targets. ESPO provides a flexible working environment that combines the opportunity to work in its modern offices and work from home.

A supportive and stable working environment. The health and wellbeing of our staff is important to us. All our managers are experienced legal practitioners, highly regarded both internally and externally. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

To apply, please click the “Apply on website” button to visit our website, where you will also find a job description, person specification and applicant guidance notes.

Candidates are invited to complete the application form available through our website, including the supporting statement explaining how they meet the essential and desirable criteria on the person specification.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Greg Surtees (Commercial, Contracts and Procurement Team Leader (ESPO)) on telephone number: 07827 271998.


We are pleased that you are considering either beginning or continuing your career with us and feel confident you will find a variety of interesting opportunities that will match your skills and experience.

The Council is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and actively encourages under-represented groups to apply for vacancies.

Smarter Working - Leicestershire County Council recognise that working smarter is essential to the successful transformation of the organisation and contributes to the Council's performance as well as supporting employees to achieve a positive work-life balance. It is our aim to support smarter and innovative working arrangements which still meet the delivery of effective customer-focussed services and the needs of the people of Leicestershire.

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