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Lawyer Contracts and Commercial
  • Employer: Oxford City Council
  • Reference: OCC/22/223182
  • Published: Tue 20/12/2022, 14:22 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary: G11 £59,622 to £61,691 per annum - (pro rata for part time) plus market Supplement of £7,000 - £14,000 DOE fixed for 2 Years 
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hybrid - Oxford Town Hall/Work from home, Oxfordshire

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Lawyer Contracts and Commercial

Lawyer Contracts and Commercial

Oxford City Council

Salary: G11 £59,622 to £61,691 per annum - (pro rata for part time) plus market Supplement of £7,000 - £14,000 DOE fixed for 2 Years 

The role

Are you looking for the next step up and to progress your career as a contracts and commercial lawyer? Do you want the opportunity to make a real difference in a progressive organisation and have the ambition and drive to succeed?

It is a brilliant time to join the Law & Governance team which operates at the heart of Oxford City Council and is responsible for the democratic and political management arrangements of the Authority including the conduct of elections, corporate and Ombudsmen complaints and the provision of a full and varied range of legal services.

As a qualified lawyer you will have a good understanding of the workings of local government including its financial, legal and political context.

You will provide legal expertise in Contract and Procurement Law across the range of local government related agreements and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the delivery of high quality, solution focused legal work, to all clients within the council as well as its’ council owned companies.

You will have excellent legal research skills including using online resources and the ability to apply this to practical situations. Possessing good oral and written communication skills you will be adept at drafting concise, comprehensive contracts, letters and other formal legal documentation.

In addition you will possess commercial awareness, and a team working ethos that supports client care and service delivery.

You should also be organised, adaptable and willing to get involved in all areas of the Service’s work and want to play a role in helping the Service to develop and improve. If you feel you meet this criteria and can demonstrate as such in your application, are enthusiastic and highly organised and, motivated by working for an inclusive and diverse organisation that is determined in its ambition to build ‘a world class city for everyone’, ensuring ‘excellent public services are at the heart of everything we do’, then we would love to hear from you

About us

Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city for everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.

We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting time to join us! Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.

Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.

We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service

We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development

An above average pension offering

Plus other great benefits

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our website.

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact: Brian Gallagher on 07716 098175 /

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. If you are making an application using a CV please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

We usually do 1st interviews online but please let us know if this is not an option for you. For hybrid roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date: 29 January 2023

Interview Date(s): 13 February 2023

We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.