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Contracts and Procurement Lawyer

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Job ID:

11969

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

26.11.2019

Employer type:

Other Public Sector

Employer Ref:

NOV20196329
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Job Description:

£38,341 - £44,731 Per Annum

Location: Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our office in Manchester

Transport for the North (TfN) is England’s first Sub-national Transport Body. We were formed to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth.

We bring together the North’s twenty local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, Highways England, and HS2 Ltd and work with Central Government. We enable the North to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy.

Our role is to add strategic value by ensuring that funding and strategy decisions about transport in the North are informed by local knowledge and requirements. This fits with the devolution agenda and we draw powers down from central government rather than up from local government.

Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.

TfN is looking to recruit the following role:
As Contracts and Procurement Lawyer you will act as a legal services specialist, applying expertise to deliver complex professional legal, democratic and corporate support services for Transport for the North (TfN).

Partnering with relevant business areas across TfN you will provide specialist advice, identify opportunities for improvement, designing/delivering new approaches to the contract and procurement legal support services, and manage associated external specialists who deliver professional legal services to TfN.

What we’re looking for:
The successful candidate will have demonstrable relevant legal contract & procurement experience within or supporting a local authority or similar public body; and will have substantial experience working as a qualified lawyer advising on and undertaking procurement law work, regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. You will have the ability to draft contracts for goods, services, works and/or commercial contracts including bespoke legal agreements and public-sector agreements, including works, services, and supplier contracts. Other public sector governance experience would be an advantage.

Political awareness and excellent communications skills with the ability to handle sensitive relationships between members, officers, elected representatives and members of the public is essential.

Candidates must have a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant subject and possess a relevant legal qualification e.g. F.Inst.L.Ex, Solicitor or Barrister and current practising certificate.

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits include:
  • 27 days holiday per annum (Pro-Rata for part time employees)
  • Access to the local government pension scheme
  • Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme.
  • Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year
For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online at transportforthenorth.com/vacancies ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

Want to know more about Transport for The North, then visit us on www.transportforthenorth.com, or look at our twitter page or find us on LinkedIn.

Closing Date: 12:00, 12 December 2019

Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 19 December 2019

For more information or should you wish to apply for this position, please click ‘Enquire/Apply’ button at the bottom of the page.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.
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Transport for the North
Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom

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Transport for the North
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Contracts and Procurement Lawyer

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Job ID:

11969

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

26.11.2019

Employer type:

Other Public Sector

Employer Ref:

NOV20196329
col-wide   

Job Description:

£38,341 - £44,731 Per Annum

Location: Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our office in Manchester

Transport for the North (TfN) is England’s first Sub-national Transport Body. We were formed to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth.

We bring together the North’s twenty local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, Highways England, and HS2 Ltd and work with Central Government. We enable the North to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy.

Our role is to add strategic value by ensuring that funding and strategy decisions about transport in the North are informed by local knowledge and requirements. This fits with the devolution agenda and we draw powers down from central government rather than up from local government.

Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.

TfN is looking to recruit the following role:
As Contracts and Procurement Lawyer you will act as a legal services specialist, applying expertise to deliver complex professional legal, democratic and corporate support services for Transport for the North (TfN).

Partnering with relevant business areas across TfN you will provide specialist advice, identify opportunities for improvement, designing/delivering new approaches to the contract and procurement legal support services, and manage associated external specialists who deliver professional legal services to TfN.

What we’re looking for:
The successful candidate will have demonstrable relevant legal contract & procurement experience within or supporting a local authority or similar public body; and will have substantial experience working as a qualified lawyer advising on and undertaking procurement law work, regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. You will have the ability to draft contracts for goods, services, works and/or commercial contracts including bespoke legal agreements and public-sector agreements, including works, services, and supplier contracts. Other public sector governance experience would be an advantage.

Political awareness and excellent communications skills with the ability to handle sensitive relationships between members, officers, elected representatives and members of the public is essential.

Candidates must have a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant subject and possess a relevant legal qualification e.g. F.Inst.L.Ex, Solicitor or Barrister and current practising certificate.

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits include:
  • 27 days holiday per annum (Pro-Rata for part time employees)
  • Access to the local government pension scheme
  • Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme.
  • Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year
For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online at transportforthenorth.com/vacancies ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

Want to know more about Transport for The North, then visit us on www.transportforthenorth.com, or look at our twitter page or find us on LinkedIn.

Closing Date: 12:00, 12 December 2019

Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 19 December 2019

For more information or should you wish to apply for this position, please click ‘Enquire/Apply’ button at the bottom of the page.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.