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Senior Solicitor Contracts and Commercial

Nottingham City Council
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Closing date
14 Aug 2022
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This is a Politically Restricted vacancy  
This position is Politically Restricted. Refer to Applicant Guidance notes for further information.

The starting salary is £44,624 (Level One) rising to £46,662 (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.
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
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 an experienced commercial lawyer to work within its Contracts and Commercial Team.  The role will include advising on a range of commercial contracts, building contracts, and procurement issues all within the context and governance of being a public body.  In addition, you may be required to be the legal advisor on projects being undertaken by the Council.  Experience of construction contracts and subsidy/state aid will be welcomed.  Many of the transactions will be high volume and high profile and will require an ability to deal with officers at all levels of the Council together with elected Members and Stakeholders.  
You will be experienced across all aspects of commercial and contract matters and be able to handle a complex caseload without supervision.

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

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Naomi Vass - Team Leader, Tel: 0115 8765011 Email: or Malcolm Townroe, Director of Legal and Governance Email: 
Useful information for Applicants
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.

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