Solicitor - Commercial - Employment & Education

Nottingham City Council
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Closing date
31 Jan 2022
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Job Details

Fixed term for up to 2 Years 
The starting salary is £38,890 (Level One) rising to £40,876(Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.
The Council is seeking to recruit up to 3 commercial lawyers to work within its busy Commercial Contracts Team.  The role will include advising on a range of commercial contracts, projects (including transport and energy related projects) and procurement issues all within the context and governance of being a public body.  Experience of construction contracts and subsidy/state aid will be welcomed.  We have a high volume of transactions and many will be high profile that will require an ability to deal with officers at all levels of the Council together with elected Members and Stakeholders.
You will be able to demonstrate experience of commercial and contract matters and be able to handle a varied caseload with minimum supervision.
The posts are being offered on a fixed term basis for an initial period of 2 years with the potential to be extended subject to funding availability.


Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive admitted for not less than 3 years, Barristers having completed a pupillage and called to the Bar for not less than 5 years; Considerable experience of undertaking a range of contract and commercial matters; Ability to manage own workload and work under pressure within minimum supervision; Experience of dealing with a wide range of drafting requirements; Ability to prepare comprehensive reports on legal issues; Ability to work as part of a team  
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