Team Lawyer - Contracts, Procurement and Projects
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/3619
  • Published: Tue 12/11/2019, 10:50 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/12/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,688 per annum + Benefits
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penryhn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN., Surrey

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Team Lawyer - Contracts, Procurement and Projects

£34,688 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 a Team Lawyer for the Contracts, Procurement and Projects Legal Team. The position would suit applicants from NQ-2 years PQE.

The person appointed to this post will have conduct of a mixture of contractual work, public procurement and innovative projects. As part of the contracts team, they will be essential to enabling the Council deliver its Community Vision for Surrey in 2030. This dynamic team is routinely involved in:

  • Advising on the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and public/administrative law matters;
  • Undertaking commercial negotiation of legal documents;
  • Providing solutions-focused and risk-aware advice;
  • Working effectively as a team;
  • Managing competing priorities to strict deadlines; and
  • Providing exemplary client care.

The successful applicant will receive comprehensive training and support and have the ability to make a difference to the lives of Surrey residents.

Please note that advocacy will not form part of this role.

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Contact details

For an informal discussion contact David Cogdell, Principal Lawyer, on 0208 541 9033 or at david.cogdell@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application.

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th December 2019.

Interviews will take place on week commencing 6th January 2020 at County Hall, Kingston upon Thames.

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