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Lawyer - Contracts, Procurement and Governance

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Job ID:

18417

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

31.08.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£40,876 - £44,863

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you're looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

Please note that this role is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK

We are looking for a Contracts, Procurement & Governance Lawyer to join our in-house Legal Team. This role would be suitable either for a solicitor or Fellow with 2-3 years PQE in the relevant area of law but applicants with less PQE experience will be considered if they can demonstrate relevant experience. Milton Keynes Council Legal Services have a non-hierarchical philosophy and a focus on mentoring and personal development. We work as a team with our clients to support the Council to achieve value for money throughout the services we deliver. We consider value and behaviours strongly in our recruitment. As a forward-thinking legal department, we place emphasis on proactivity, commercial mindedness and pushing the boundaries. If you’re looking for an opportunity to contribute to an iconic town’s growth, as well as enhancing your own legal career, please contact us to find out more. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Key Duties
  • Ensure the delivery of value for money services to high practice standards within a culture of continuous improvement
  • Provide legal procurement, commercial and governance advice (including advice on information governance such as GDPR and requests under FOI) on a range of projects from start to finish and ad hoc pieces of advice. Includes advising on project boards as required.
  • Drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts and other agreements with the objective of preventing or minimising risk to the Council. The successful candidate will also be required to have knowledge of standard construction contracts such as the NEC and JCT or to build this knowledge early on.
  • Take responsibility for allocated cases from instruction through to completion.
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of developments in law and government guidance that could impact upon the Council’s work in relation to contracts and procurement.
  • To establish and maintain a deep understanding of the client’s business needs, build and maintain effective professional working relationships with clients, other stakeholders and relevant external organisations to ensure that the Council is best placed to achieve its objectives.
  • Ensure effective use of the legal case management system IKEN including opening files for all new instructions and ensuring that an up to date record of matters is kept on IKEN. When matters are complete, the files need to be closed.
  • Ensure accurate time recording within IKEN for any work that is done for third parties such as schools.
  • To assist in supervising the advice and casework of Trainees and Paralegals as arranged with the Principal Lawyer.
  • Through high quality service, advice and casework to support the Council in achieving its outcomes successfully.
  • A team player who is reliable, helpful, self -motivated and demonstrates a personal commitment to the Council’s Corporate Values.
  • To manage a caseload of mixed procurement and contracts law matters ensuring that all work is both of a high quality and delivered in a timely manner. All work should be undertaken with the purpose of assisting the Council to achieve its business objectives and operate within the wider policy context.
Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements
  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister (Supreme Court of England and Wales/English Bar) or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives or equivalent with 2-3 years PQE in the relevant area of law. Applicants with less PQE will be considered if they can demonstrate relevant experience.
  • Established knowledge of relevant local government law.
  • Skills Required
  • Demonstrable ability to draft all necessary legal, transactional and other formal documentation.
  • Taking responsibility for delivering own work and meeting agreed work objectives, working to local frameworks and guidelines.
  • Employing suitable interpersonal skills and being able to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Being able to use numerical and statistical data accurately to influence others where appropriate.
  • Being able to devise practical but legal solutions to problems.
  • Identifying and evaluating risks systematically, communicating information to enable appropriate and timely action; recognising situations where risk may be justifiable.
  • Departmental Benefits of this role
  • Excellent and well regarded in-house legal team that focuses on mentoring and personal development.
  • Flexibility to work from home.
For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below

Closing date:
30 September 2021
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Milton Keynes Council
Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Lawyer - Contracts, Procurement and Governance

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

18417

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

31.08.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£40,876 - £44,863

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you're looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

Please note that this role is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK

We are looking for a Contracts, Procurement & Governance Lawyer to join our in-house Legal Team. This role would be suitable either for a solicitor or Fellow with 2-3 years PQE in the relevant area of law but applicants with less PQE experience will be considered if they can demonstrate relevant experience. Milton Keynes Council Legal Services have a non-hierarchical philosophy and a focus on mentoring and personal development. We work as a team with our clients to support the Council to achieve value for money throughout the services we deliver. We consider value and behaviours strongly in our recruitment. As a forward-thinking legal department, we place emphasis on proactivity, commercial mindedness and pushing the boundaries. If you’re looking for an opportunity to contribute to an iconic town’s growth, as well as enhancing your own legal career, please contact us to find out more. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Key Duties
  • Ensure the delivery of value for money services to high practice standards within a culture of continuous improvement
  • Provide legal procurement, commercial and governance advice (including advice on information governance such as GDPR and requests under FOI) on a range of projects from start to finish and ad hoc pieces of advice. Includes advising on project boards as required.
  • Drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts and other agreements with the objective of preventing or minimising risk to the Council. The successful candidate will also be required to have knowledge of standard construction contracts such as the NEC and JCT or to build this knowledge early on.
  • Take responsibility for allocated cases from instruction through to completion.
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of developments in law and government guidance that could impact upon the Council’s work in relation to contracts and procurement.
  • To establish and maintain a deep understanding of the client’s business needs, build and maintain effective professional working relationships with clients, other stakeholders and relevant external organisations to ensure that the Council is best placed to achieve its objectives.
  • Ensure effective use of the legal case management system IKEN including opening files for all new instructions and ensuring that an up to date record of matters is kept on IKEN. When matters are complete, the files need to be closed.
  • Ensure accurate time recording within IKEN for any work that is done for third parties such as schools.
  • To assist in supervising the advice and casework of Trainees and Paralegals as arranged with the Principal Lawyer.
  • Through high quality service, advice and casework to support the Council in achieving its outcomes successfully.
  • A team player who is reliable, helpful, self -motivated and demonstrates a personal commitment to the Council’s Corporate Values.
  • To manage a caseload of mixed procurement and contracts law matters ensuring that all work is both of a high quality and delivered in a timely manner. All work should be undertaken with the purpose of assisting the Council to achieve its business objectives and operate within the wider policy context.
Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements
  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister (Supreme Court of England and Wales/English Bar) or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives or equivalent with 2-3 years PQE in the relevant area of law. Applicants with less PQE will be considered if they can demonstrate relevant experience.
  • Established knowledge of relevant local government law.
  • Skills Required
  • Demonstrable ability to draft all necessary legal, transactional and other formal documentation.
  • Taking responsibility for delivering own work and meeting agreed work objectives, working to local frameworks and guidelines.
  • Employing suitable interpersonal skills and being able to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Being able to use numerical and statistical data accurately to influence others where appropriate.
  • Being able to devise practical but legal solutions to problems.
  • Identifying and evaluating risks systematically, communicating information to enable appropriate and timely action; recognising situations where risk may be justifiable.
  • Departmental Benefits of this role
  • Excellent and well regarded in-house legal team that focuses on mentoring and personal development.
  • Flexibility to work from home.
For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below

Closing date:
30 September 2021