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Senior Lawyer - Contracts, Procurement and Projects - Kingston upon Thames
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/2787
  • Published: Tue 24/09/2019, 10:10 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/10/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £44,838 to £50,711 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penryhn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN., Surrey

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Senior Lawyer - Contracts, Procurement and Projects - Kingston upon Thames


£44,838 to £50,711 per annum for 36 hours per week. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups.

About the role

Surrey County Council is seeking to recruit two Senior Lawyers for the Contracts, Procurement and Projects Legal Team. The roles will manage their own complex caseload and support the Principal Lawyer to deliver key areas of the Council's transformation programme. Applicants should have a minimum of 4 years PQE.

The person appointed to this post will have conduct of a mixture of contracts, public procurement and projects. The work is fast paced and essential to the Council's Community Vision for Surrey in 2030.

To be shortlisted for interview your personal statement will demonstrate significant experience of:

  • Advising on the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and general public law matters (such as GDPR awareness);
  • Undertaking commercial negotiation of legal documents;
  • Providing solutions-focused and risk-aware advice;
  • Effective team working;
  • Managing competing priorities to strict deadlines; and
  • Exemplary client care.

The generic role profile for lawyers of this level is attached to this advert. Please note that advocacy will not form part of this role.

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20th October 2019.

Interviews will take place 28th October at County Hall, Kingston upon Thames.