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Solicitors (Corporate and Commercial)

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Job ID:

13768

Practice Area(s):

Employment, Information Law, Licensing, Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

26.06.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

From £32,878 up to £41,675 per annum Pay Award Pending (Depending on experience)

Salary Grade – Band 8, 9 or 10 (Depending on experience)

Working hours – 36.25 hours

Trafford Council’s Legal Service is looking for two experienced Corporate and Commercial Solicitors with the drive and determination to contribute to the team’s exciting vision.

The Corporate and Commercial team provides legal advice, assistance and representation to the Council, its Elected Members, its Officers, STAR Procurement Service, schools and other clients across all relevant areas of corporate and commercial and local government law.

You will be skilled at providing concise and clear advice and able to communicate with Elected Members, Council Officers and members of the public.

The post holder will support stakeholders by providing specialist and proactive legal advice and assistance across a range of areas arising within the post holder’s area of responsibility, including:-
  • EU public procurement rules and application;
  • Contracting and procurement processes;
  • Employment law;
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information;
  • State Aid;
  • Commercial and financial awareness;
  • Contract management and dispute resolution;
  • Drafting and where appropriate, negotiating, relevant documentation;
  • Licensing and public protection;
  • Community Partnerships and business models;
  • Local government law and procedures.
You will need to have experience in contract drafting and will be skilled at drafting legal documentation. Ideally, you will also have a working knowledge of EU Procurement Regulations. You will also possess commercial awareness and have a “can do” approach.

In addition, you will have experience of one or more of the areas listed above and you will be capable of:
  • developing and advising on a wide range of high-level complex and sensitive work;
  • representing Legal Services at committee meetings and other meetings of the Council and also represent the council’s interests with external organisations;
  • supporting the Principal Solicitors, Monitoring Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer as required;
  • possessing up-to-date knowledge in respect of national trends, policy, legislation, guidelines, initiatives and best practice in Legal and Local Government;
  • ensuring that the service meets all its statutory requirements and responsibilities; and
  • communicating and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, building partnerships and productive working relationships to achieve shared objectives.
You’ll be skilled at providing concise and clear advice, and carrying out legal research and analysis. You will be well-organised and adaptable, as you may from time to time be asked to take on challenges outside your field of expertise.

Occasionally, you will be required to travel between Trafford, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside offices.

Our EPIC values are really important to us – they are Empowering, People centred, Inclusive and Collaborative and they are a cornerstone for how we work with our partners and residents to help us achieve our vision to make Trafford a better place for everyone.

You will provide Legal Services in line with the vision, objectives and core values of the Council.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff health and wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including health and wellbeing events, mindfulness, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.

If you share our values and have the same passion to make Trafford a better place for everyone then we want to hear from you.

Closing Date: 12 July 2020

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.

For an informal chat, please contact Sajal Lenahan on 0161 912 4229. 
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Trafford Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom

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Trafford Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom
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Solicitors (Corporate and Commercial)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

13768

Practice Area(s):

Employment, Information Law, Licensing, Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

26.06.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

From £32,878 up to £41,675 per annum Pay Award Pending (Depending on experience)

Salary Grade – Band 8, 9 or 10 (Depending on experience)

Working hours – 36.25 hours

Trafford Council’s Legal Service is looking for two experienced Corporate and Commercial Solicitors with the drive and determination to contribute to the team’s exciting vision.

The Corporate and Commercial team provides legal advice, assistance and representation to the Council, its Elected Members, its Officers, STAR Procurement Service, schools and other clients across all relevant areas of corporate and commercial and local government law.

You will be skilled at providing concise and clear advice and able to communicate with Elected Members, Council Officers and members of the public.

The post holder will support stakeholders by providing specialist and proactive legal advice and assistance across a range of areas arising within the post holder’s area of responsibility, including:-
  • EU public procurement rules and application;
  • Contracting and procurement processes;
  • Employment law;
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information;
  • State Aid;
  • Commercial and financial awareness;
  • Contract management and dispute resolution;
  • Drafting and where appropriate, negotiating, relevant documentation;
  • Licensing and public protection;
  • Community Partnerships and business models;
  • Local government law and procedures.
You will need to have experience in contract drafting and will be skilled at drafting legal documentation. Ideally, you will also have a working knowledge of EU Procurement Regulations. You will also possess commercial awareness and have a “can do” approach.

In addition, you will have experience of one or more of the areas listed above and you will be capable of:
  • developing and advising on a wide range of high-level complex and sensitive work;
  • representing Legal Services at committee meetings and other meetings of the Council and also represent the council’s interests with external organisations;
  • supporting the Principal Solicitors, Monitoring Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer as required;
  • possessing up-to-date knowledge in respect of national trends, policy, legislation, guidelines, initiatives and best practice in Legal and Local Government;
  • ensuring that the service meets all its statutory requirements and responsibilities; and
  • communicating and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, building partnerships and productive working relationships to achieve shared objectives.
You’ll be skilled at providing concise and clear advice, and carrying out legal research and analysis. You will be well-organised and adaptable, as you may from time to time be asked to take on challenges outside your field of expertise.

Occasionally, you will be required to travel between Trafford, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside offices.

Our EPIC values are really important to us – they are Empowering, People centred, Inclusive and Collaborative and they are a cornerstone for how we work with our partners and residents to help us achieve our vision to make Trafford a better place for everyone.

You will provide Legal Services in line with the vision, objectives and core values of the Council.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff health and wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including health and wellbeing events, mindfulness, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.

If you share our values and have the same passion to make Trafford a better place for everyone then we want to hear from you.

Closing Date: 12 July 2020

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.

For an informal chat, please contact Sajal Lenahan on 0161 912 4229.