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Specialist - Legal (Solicitor - Projects, Corporate and Commercial)
  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: D2/20/117936
  • Published: Mon 06/01/2020, 15:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/02/2020, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,520 - £47,189 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

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Specialist - Legal (Solicitor - Projects, Corporate and Commercial)

Lawyer - Projects, Corporate, Commercial

Full time, permanent

Salary £34,520 to £42,145 per annum (Level 1), and £41,154 to £47,189 (Level 2)       

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Lawyer to provide legal advice and support to the Council in the areas of projects, contracts, procurement (including corporate commercial arrangements, and trusts). Whether you are experienced in these areas, newly qualified or seeking to move from an alternative legal specialism we are keen to hear from you.

In return, we offer an opportunity to undertake interesting, varied and high profile work, job satisfaction, training, and work life balance.

You will be located in our offices close to Guildford Town Centre. In addition you will be rewarded with an attractive package of staff benefits which includes local government pension scheme membership, flexible work arrangements, generous leave, tax savings on child care costs, training and development, annual subscription for professional membership to a professional organisation, staff discounts and subsidised restaurant.

For more information about the role, contact Diane Owens, Legal Services Manager (Corporate, Commercial and Property)

Tel No: 01483 444027 email


Team Purpose:


To provide expert, professional advice and support to enable teams across the council to deliver quality services for customers.


Role Purpose:


To deliver a specialist, professional service with high standards of advice and support and resolving cases of varying complexity as they arise. Ensure compliance with statutory regulations, legislation, professional codes of practice and adherence to council policy. Deliver projects, interventions and initiatives and develop policies (together with the Policy teams) in-line with corporate and business plans. Ensure and develop appropriate levels of quality and specialist knowledge within the Resources Case Management team. To ensure that enquiries and cases are managed and completed at the appropriate level.




Level 1:

  • Deliver customer-focused specialist advice and services for one area of specialism, keeping up to date with current and emerging legislation, best practice and policy to ensure continuous development and improvement in services
  • Manage complex or contentious applications, cases and inspections that will require an understanding of one specialist area, processes and compliance, regulations and legislation, acting as the single point of contact for customers on those cases, attending court as appropriate
  • Support, guide and advise the Resources Case Management team on less complex cases related to the specialism
  • Ensure personal, professional development is maintained to the required standards.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation, Members and managing key relationships e.g. with members, partners, other stakeholders.
  • Access and accurately update all relevant information systems, both customer and back office ensuring that the master customer record is updated and maintained through verification and validation, and in accordance with Data Protection principles

Level 2 (in addition to the above):

  • Acting as member of corporate or community project teams - providing specialist advice and input
  • Owning key professional and technical stakeholder relationships on behalf of the council relevant to day-to-day delivery of services or projects


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