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Senior Lawyer (Commercial)

Employer
Lincolnshire County Council
Location
Lincolnshire
Salary
£39,880 - £44,863
Closing date
20 Feb 2022
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Job Details

Do you have a high level of knowledge and a detailed understanding of contract law and procurement law? Are you looking to develop your skills further in a supportive environment where no two days are the same? If so, we have the position for you.

We are looking for a dynamic expert in senior level local authority commercial and information law to join our Commercial and Information Governance Team which provides advice to the County Council, Districts Councils and to other external public bodies who engage our services. You will deal with an exciting and varied range of local authority work.

The role

The main areas of responsibility will be to draft, settle and complete a diverse range of contract and commercial related documentation. The candidate will be required to advise generally and in detail on contract and procurement law. Experience of, or in interest in, corporate law, section 75 agreements and specific experience with the JCT suite of building contracts would be advantageous.

What we're looking for

The candidate will ideally have a high level of knowledge and a detailed understanding of contract law and procurement law. Specific local government experience is not essential but the candidate must have experience of working in this area of law within the public sector. The candidate will also need to demonstrate good literacy and IT skills, the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the specific ability to draft legal advice, letters and reports in clear and in plain English and an ability to work as part of an existing team.

A strong team player is required who will be able to apply their knowledge innovatively and proactively. 

Interested in this role and what we can offer?

We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays and access to our pension scheme. The position will be based in Lincoln but the Council has adopted a Smarter Working approach which means that the role will involve both remote working and office attendance.

It is also important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting where no two days are the same!

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to ensure that your skills and experience meet the required criteria and to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply! 

For any enquiries please contact Sieglinde Erwee via e-mail at sieglinde.erwee@lincolnshire.gov.uk to arrange an informal chat if you wish.

Closing Date:  Sunday 20th February 2022

Interview Date:  Wednesday 9th March 2022

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview and will be required to undertake a brief written task. 

Company

Famous for its stunning cathedral and impressive castle which still functions as a court dispensing justice as it has for over 900 years, the medieval quarter is a great contrast to the lively and youthful feel of this university city. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a beautiful city with something to offer everyone, grasp this exciting opportunity and come and join our team.

We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays and access to our pension scheme. It is important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting where no two days are the same!

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