Principal Commercial Lawyer
  • Employer: Resources
  • Reference: RES/22/201042
  • Published: Mon 20/06/2022, 12:54 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 11/07/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Principal Commercial Lawyer

Job Title: Principal Commerical Lawyer
Location: County Hall, Hertford
Salary Range: Starting from £53,970 per annum plus £4000 Market Forces
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

Employer Pension Contribution:  HCC Employer contribution is 20.6% (it is reviewed once every 3 years and is a defined benefit scheme)

Applicants who are interested in part-time or fixed term roles are welcome to apply

Job Duties:

Hertfordshire County Council offers an ideal opportunity for highly motivated, enthusiastic and organised Lawyers to join a large and thriving public sector legal team.

The Lexcel accredited Legal Services department has over 100 employees, it is one of the largest legal departments in local government and provides a full legal service across all specialisms to both the county council and to other public sector bodies.

This is a key legal role in Legal Services and we are looking for an individual who will assist the Head of Commercial, Education & Health Law by contributing to the overall management of the delivery of high quality, cost effective legal services to the County Council, its members and officers. Providing expert and commercially minded legal advice on procurement and commercial matters including innovative methods of service delivery and for ensuring the drafting and negotiation of effective documentation that achieves clients’ objectives.

You would be responsible for managing the lawyers in the Commercial Law Group ensuring that effective processes are in place for recruiting, developing, appraising, supporting, rewarding and retaining employees, promoting attendance and performance in line with Council policy. In addition to being responsible for the financial position of the Commercial Law Group, including monthly budget monitoring and income forecasting.

The Commercial Law Team is a fundamental part of the development of the county council and provides the opportunity to be involved in a broad portfolio of legal work concerned with major projects, complex procurements, establishing and servicing companies and the wider commercialisation of the county council.

For an informal discussion and more information please contact John Oakley, Assistant Chief Legal Officer (Commercial), Legal Services at or 01992 555671

HCC Legal is recruiting to a number of posts due to growth within the team. If you are interested in developing a career in management in a legal background then please apply for the Principal Commercial Lawyer role, where you will have the opportunity to lead and manage a diverse successful team, with exposure to key commercial matters.

If you are passionate about the law, wish to progress but do not wish to pursue a management role, please apply for our Commercial Lawyer role in which you can use your skills to deliver complex commercial deals. We are also looking for talented lawyers of any PQE who are keen to deliver commercial legal advice to a diverse range of clients.

Closing date: Monday 11th July 2022
Interview date: TBC

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