Lawyer Team Leader (Major Projects, Property and Contracts)
Oxford City Council
Salary: SME 2 - £66,000 Plus Market Supplement of £7,000 - £14,000 DOE fixed for 2 Years - (pro rata for part time)
We are looking for an influential, confident and experienced lawyer specialising in one or more of the areas of major projects, property and contracts to join our well respected in house Legal Team, to lead on all legal aspects of major projects, property and contracts work in connection with the Council’s Services and where appropriate the Council’s companies.
As the successful candidate you will be an expert in your field with the ability to handle complex major projects, property and / or contracts work and to lead and manage a team of lawyers specialising in major projects, property (commercial and residential), contracts and commercial, procurement and regeneration.
As well as having the technical ability you will need to show yourself to be dynamic, professional and enthusiastic and able to give clear and credible advice to senior officers, elected members and stakeholders
You should also be a proactive and robust leader and team player, be flexible in approach and be willing to get involved in all areas of the Service’s work.
You should be a creative thinker that can influence and drive progress and want to play a prominent role in helping the Service to develop and improve. If you are a highly organised, enthusiastic and proactive individual, with a commitment to excellent customer service we would like to hear from you.
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.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.