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Senior Solicitor (Contracts and Procurement)

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Job ID:

15471

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts

Location:

West London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

05.01.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£52,569 - £61,056 per annum 

Work Location: 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR

Contact details for an informal discussion: Adesuwa Omoregie, Head of Law on 07717 450746

Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s Legal Service is creating an in-house Contracts and Procurement legal team and is seeking two exceptional Contracts and Procurement lawyers with substantial post qualification to be a part of this exciting new team. 

As the successful candidate, you will be able to provide routine and complex advice on contract and procurement legal work. You will be confident and skilled with a commercial outlook and able to identify innovative and collaborative ways to deliver a client focused service which adds value for our clients.  Additionally, you must be an excellent team player and be keen to develop your skills in other areas of legal work covered by the team.

As the successful candidate will predominantly work from home, you will not need to be based in the South East and applications are welcomed from across the country.  The successful candidate will, in the future, need to be able to occasionally attend the offices in Hammersmith.

Applicants are invited to submit a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates that you can satisfy the Role Specific Qualifications.

Role Responsibilities:

To contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of legal services within a culture of customer focus, continuous improvement, service excellence and employee development.  In particular, to provide professional/technical advice and guidance in Contract and Procurement law to colleagues, managers and partner agencies to contribute to delivery of the council’s objectives and priorities. 
To lead by example in modelling and embedding the council’s values and behaviours, working collaboratively with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders to help build a sustainable highly effective organisation and develop our reputation as a successful council delivering great value for its residents.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

Role Specific Qualifications:

  • Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FILEX entitled to practice in England and Wales 
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and to work on own initiative as necessary 
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply procurement legislation, contract law and commercial law  
  • Broad knowledge of Local Government law or equivalent knowledge 
  • Experience and knowledge of Contract Law and procurement 
  • Willingness to develop knowledge and experience of other areas of law
  • Ability to effectively communicate legal issues to Members and officers and to provide cogent legal advice accordingly.   
  • Ability to draft and communicate legal advice concisely and in plain English. 
  • Ability to work constructively with elected Members and be politically aware and sensitive  
  • Desirable to have experience of working in a Local Government team 
  • Knowledge of civil procedures and procedure, such as judicial reviews.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
 
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies.
 
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

Closing date: 8 February 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 22 February 2021

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

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London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
West London, London (Greater), United Kingdom

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West London, London (Greater), United Kingdom
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Senior Solicitor (Contracts and Procurement)

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Job ID:

15471

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts

Location:

West London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

05.01.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£52,569 - £61,056 per annum 

Work Location: 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR

Contact details for an informal discussion: Adesuwa Omoregie, Head of Law on 07717 450746

Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s Legal Service is creating an in-house Contracts and Procurement legal team and is seeking two exceptional Contracts and Procurement lawyers with substantial post qualification to be a part of this exciting new team. 

As the successful candidate, you will be able to provide routine and complex advice on contract and procurement legal work. You will be confident and skilled with a commercial outlook and able to identify innovative and collaborative ways to deliver a client focused service which adds value for our clients.  Additionally, you must be an excellent team player and be keen to develop your skills in other areas of legal work covered by the team.

As the successful candidate will predominantly work from home, you will not need to be based in the South East and applications are welcomed from across the country.  The successful candidate will, in the future, need to be able to occasionally attend the offices in Hammersmith.

Applicants are invited to submit a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates that you can satisfy the Role Specific Qualifications.

Role Responsibilities:

To contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of legal services within a culture of customer focus, continuous improvement, service excellence and employee development.  In particular, to provide professional/technical advice and guidance in Contract and Procurement law to colleagues, managers and partner agencies to contribute to delivery of the council’s objectives and priorities. 
To lead by example in modelling and embedding the council’s values and behaviours, working collaboratively with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders to help build a sustainable highly effective organisation and develop our reputation as a successful council delivering great value for its residents.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

Role Specific Qualifications:

  • Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FILEX entitled to practice in England and Wales 
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and to work on own initiative as necessary 
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply procurement legislation, contract law and commercial law  
  • Broad knowledge of Local Government law or equivalent knowledge 
  • Experience and knowledge of Contract Law and procurement 
  • Willingness to develop knowledge and experience of other areas of law
  • Ability to effectively communicate legal issues to Members and officers and to provide cogent legal advice accordingly.   
  • Ability to draft and communicate legal advice concisely and in plain English. 
  • Ability to work constructively with elected Members and be politically aware and sensitive  
  • Desirable to have experience of working in a Local Government team 
  • Knowledge of civil procedures and procedure, such as judicial reviews.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
 
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies.
 
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

Closing date: 8 February 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 22 February 2021

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