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Commercial Associate (Public Sector, Procurement & State Aid Focus)

Actis Recruitment
Manchester (with Flexibility)
£Tailored/Based on Experience
Closing date
30 Dec 2021
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Our client is a Legal 100 practice enjoying an enviable reputation in Commercial, Contract & Procurement Services.  The team offers expertise which is second to none and reflected in its impressive portfolio of clients.  Retained by a vast number of businesses (from entrepreneurs to PLC's), Government & Public Bodies and the Third/Not for Profit sectors, the quality and diversity of instructions are exceptional. 

Ideally with a broad foundation and background in non-contentious commercial instructions, you will have exposure and enjoy the niche areas public sector contracting and public/private sector collaborations.   Typical instructions and projects include: 

•    State aid, public procurement and grant funding arrangements 
•    Health, housing, education and transport sector projects 
•    Advising public authorities on both statutory and internal constitutional compliance regimes
•    Brexit related advice and projects 

You will also have the opportunity to be engaged in a range of instructions arising out of the commercial sector.  Clients operate across various industries including Retail, Leisure, Logistics, Manufacturing, R&D, Technology, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Entertainment and Sports. 

The nature of this role and the instructions undertaken requires not less than 4 years' expertise.   

The firm as a whole is recognised for its progressive outlook and supportive approach.   As well as top market rates salaries, there is a comprehensive and flexible benefits package, which you can tailor to suit requirements. Agile and flexible working is promoted.

Career development programmes are clear and transparent with variable options to suit individual preferences.   You will also find a wide programme of CSR, pro-bono and charitable activities as well a busy calendar of social, leisure and sporting activities. 

Actis Legal specialises in the North West legal market and with such a detailed knowledge of the region, we are able to provide tailored and bespoke advice to individuals we act for and identify suitable career moves.  All enquiries treated in the strictest of confidence.

** Please note that references to post qualification experience (PQE) are given as a guideline to the competences required for technical, client and case management skills, as well as budgeted salary for the role. We encourage you to apply for any job for which you feel you are a suitable candidate.


Actis Legal Recruitment is an independent, specialist consultancy, niche in its market and covering the North West legal business sector.

We have an outstanding reputation for offering law firms and lawyers a high quality service and sound advice in solicitor and legal recruitment. All our Senior Consultants have practised as qualified Solicitors and bring with them real life experience working as a lawyer before becoming professionally trained, legal recruitment consultants. This combination of experience and skills means that our consultants have extensive contacts and networks that open doors into the market that may otherwise remain closed. By sharing these networks and our expertise, we are able to add real value whether you as an individual or part of a team are seeking a new opportunity, or a law firm looking to appoint.

By focusing specifically on the legal sector within the region, our team is uniquely positioned to offer relevant and expert advice. We know the legal recruitment market inside out and we are in touch with firms of varying size and disciplines, Lawyers of all levels of experience and seniority. Based in Manchester, we are well positioned to cover all of the North West legal sector.

We thoroughly enjoy the business we’re in and the lawyers we get to meet. We’re proud of our reputation too.

Our mission statement is “Professional recruitment with integrity”, which extends across every element of our business.

Find Us
07855 312401
Barnet House
53 Fountain Street
M2 2AN
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