The starting salary for this role is £45,734 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in contracts and procurement law? We are looking to recruit a Senior Lawyer in the Council’s Contracts and Procurement Legal Team where you will have an unrivalled opportunity to actively and strategically contribute to the future delivery of first-class legal services. Why not join our flexible, friendly and supportive team and make a real difference with the work you do!
Legal Services play a key role in delivering timely, clear and effective legal advice and representation to the Council. The Contracts and Procurement Team is responsible for supporting and advising the Council on an array of commercial related matters and can guarantee exposure to a breadth of work, so you never stop learning and developing your expertise! The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop leadership experience supporting the Contract Lawyers with more complex areas of law.
We are looking to recruit a flexible, motivated and ambitious solicitor or barrister with extensive experience of:
- Demonstrable experience of providing advice and dealing with contract and procurement matters
- An ability to manage your own caseload with minimum supervision alongside supporting junior members of the team
- Flexibility to prioritise workloads and provide commercial and solution focused advice
- A team player who supports colleagues and the work of the team
- Attendance at and positive contributions to strategic board meetings
- Advising senior officers and elected members of the Council
- Public procurement law and multi-disciplinary projects.
The administrative base for the Council’s Legal Services is Woodhatch Place, Reigate. However, the Council adopts a remote working policy which includes access to our office in Weybridge as well as home working. We intend to continue working in this manner in the future. The team are very approachable (even when working remotely) so there will always be someone to provide you with support and discuss matters with.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24th October 2021.
Interviews will take place in early November 2021.
For an informal discussion please contact Simoine Morgan-Barnes on 07971 651 580 or by e-mail at Simoine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Please note that we are unable to accept CVs sent by email.
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 26 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.