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Senior Lawyer - Commercial

Employer
Lincolnshire County Council
Location
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Salary
£44,428 - £49,498 + potential of up to 15% of the annual gross salary for a period of up to 2 years
Closing date
2 Jun 2024
Reference
21690

Job Details

Do you have a high level of skill and expertise in local government commercial 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.

 

An attraction supplement may be payable, subject to skill and experience, of up to 15% of the annual gross salary for a period of up to 2 years.

We are looking for a dynamic expert in local government commercial 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 a diverse range of contracts and procurement related documentation and provide advice at an advanced level upon all manner of agreements including funding agreements, works contracts and concessions. . Experience of, or in interest in, corporate law, and specific experience with NEC suite of contracts would be advantageous.

What we're looking for

The candidate will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive with at least 3 years post qualification experience and ideally have detailed knowledge and experience of local authority contracts 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 and be skilled in drafting complex legal advice, letters and reports clearly and in plain English.

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!

Next steps

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description. In order to be shortlisted please evidence the required experience and skills within the Personal Statement section of the application form. CV's will not be accepted for this position. 

For any enquiries please contact Paula Coleman via e-mail at paula.coleman@lincolnshire.gov.uk or telephone 07876850618 to arrange an informal chat.

Applications close on the 2nd June 2024 with interviews to take place on 26th June 2024. 

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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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