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Qualified Lawyer (Commercial)

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Job ID:

19444

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts, Projects/Regeneration

Location:

Leicester, East Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

24.11.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£39,880 to £42,821 with a market supplement of up to £3,179 p.a.

Are you a Qualified Lawyer who has experience in providing advice on complex commercial transactions? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the legal team of Leicester City Council’s legal services. We are looking for a confident self-motivated individual to provide commercially focused legal advice and act as lead lawyer on a range of challenging matters.

You will work in a supportive environment with a well-established team, having your own varied caseload of commercial, contract and general local government law matters.  Working in the commercial team you will work on a wide range of projects, including the regeneration projects in the city centre.

We are integral to deliver of the Local Authority services, including supporting the LLEP and the Council’ Public Health and Social Care functions.

What you’ll be doing

You will provide and secure high-quality legal services for the Council and other agreed public bodies in the areas of Commercial and Contract Law (including Public Procurement).

With your learned coaching skills, you will support junior members of the team to assist with their development and learning. 

Using your problem-solving approach, and ability to work as part of a team, you’ll support the Head of Law to ensure the provision of quality, client focussed and cost-effective legal services. With your strong communication skills, you’ll build and manage external relationships with clients carrying through assigned tasks and matters to conclusion.

What You’ll Need

To be successful in this role, you will hold a Practising Certificate, and have significant experience in providing commercial and contract law advice in a Local Government capacity. In addition, as a strong communicator, who is commercially aware, and solutions focused you’ll advise the Council and other public bodies.

What we can offer you

As a team with an established reputation for staff development and in an environment with a varied workload and a chance to gain experience you will have opportunity for self-development. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and flexible working. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate. For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at our benefits calculator.

 Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Seema Patel, Principal Lawyer on tel; 0116 4541406
or @;seema.patel@leicester.gov.uk

If shortlisted, interviews will take place on 13th, 14th December.

Closing date: 5 December 2021

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

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Leicester City Council
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom

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Leicester City Council
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Qualified Lawyer (Commercial)

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Job ID:

19444

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts, Projects/Regeneration

Location:

Leicester, East Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

24.11.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£39,880 to £42,821 with a market supplement of up to £3,179 p.a.

Are you a Qualified Lawyer who has experience in providing advice on complex commercial transactions? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the legal team of Leicester City Council’s legal services. We are looking for a confident self-motivated individual to provide commercially focused legal advice and act as lead lawyer on a range of challenging matters.

You will work in a supportive environment with a well-established team, having your own varied caseload of commercial, contract and general local government law matters.  Working in the commercial team you will work on a wide range of projects, including the regeneration projects in the city centre.

We are integral to deliver of the Local Authority services, including supporting the LLEP and the Council’ Public Health and Social Care functions.

What you’ll be doing

You will provide and secure high-quality legal services for the Council and other agreed public bodies in the areas of Commercial and Contract Law (including Public Procurement).

With your learned coaching skills, you will support junior members of the team to assist with their development and learning. 

Using your problem-solving approach, and ability to work as part of a team, you’ll support the Head of Law to ensure the provision of quality, client focussed and cost-effective legal services. With your strong communication skills, you’ll build and manage external relationships with clients carrying through assigned tasks and matters to conclusion.

What You’ll Need

To be successful in this role, you will hold a Practising Certificate, and have significant experience in providing commercial and contract law advice in a Local Government capacity. In addition, as a strong communicator, who is commercially aware, and solutions focused you’ll advise the Council and other public bodies.

What we can offer you

As a team with an established reputation for staff development and in an environment with a varied workload and a chance to gain experience you will have opportunity for self-development. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and flexible working. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate. For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at our benefits calculator.

 Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Seema Patel, Principal Lawyer on tel; 0116 4541406
or @;seema.patel@leicester.gov.uk

If shortlisted, interviews will take place on 13th, 14th December.

Closing date: 5 December 2021

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