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Corporate and Commercial Lawyer

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Job ID:

22447

Practice Area(s):

Housing/ASB, Information Law, Litigation, Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

01.08.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£33,782 up to £42,821 (Depending on experience)

About us
Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors are embarking on a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential. Our vision is working together to build the best future for all our communities and everyone in Trafford

Trafford really is a great place to work. With a positive permission culture, we embrace innovation and encourage performance. We’re keen to recruit someone with the right values and behaviours that can help us ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do

We recognise that having a diverse workforce is essential to bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to our Council, so we particularly welcome applications from minority, marginalised and diverse groups, and we in turn promise a fair and unbiased recruitment process.

Trafford Council’s Legal Service is looking for an experienced Corporate and Commercial Lawyer 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.

About you
Your style and approach will reflect our values and behaviours: you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions and strive to getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.

About the Role
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;

·       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.

Flexibility will be required to work outside core hours as the the post holder will provide advice and guidance to elected members and will attend a range of committees and boards on a rota basis. This will require some attendances in the evenings.

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

 You will have flexibility in terms of hybrid working at home and in the office

For more information about this position, please contact Dominique Sykes, Director of Legal & Governance on dominique.sykes@trafford.gov.uk

About the benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mental health first aiders, staff network groups (LGBT+/Carers/BAME/Disability) and health and wellbeing events.

Our great benefits include:-
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Home Technology Scheme
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Employee Discount Scheme - 'Perks at Work'
To learn more about Trafford as a place to live and work, please visit: https://greater.jobs/content/10496/welcome-to-trafford

The Council needs to hold and process information about employees, workers and other individuals as appropriate, for various reasons. With the General Data Protection Regulations coming into force we have in place a new privacy notice for staff, contractors, volunteers, trainees, those on work experience and job applicants.

For more information on this role and/or to apply for this role please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Closing date: 14th August 2022
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Trafford Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom

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Corporate and Commercial Lawyer

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

22447

Practice Area(s):

Housing/ASB, Information Law, Litigation, Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

01.08.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£33,782 up to £42,821 (Depending on experience)

About us
Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors are embarking on a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential. Our vision is working together to build the best future for all our communities and everyone in Trafford

Trafford really is a great place to work. With a positive permission culture, we embrace innovation and encourage performance. We’re keen to recruit someone with the right values and behaviours that can help us ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do

We recognise that having a diverse workforce is essential to bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to our Council, so we particularly welcome applications from minority, marginalised and diverse groups, and we in turn promise a fair and unbiased recruitment process.

Trafford Council’s Legal Service is looking for an experienced Corporate and Commercial Lawyer 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.

About you
Your style and approach will reflect our values and behaviours: you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions and strive to getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.

About the Role
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;

·       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.

Flexibility will be required to work outside core hours as the the post holder will provide advice and guidance to elected members and will attend a range of committees and boards on a rota basis. This will require some attendances in the evenings.

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

 You will have flexibility in terms of hybrid working at home and in the office

For more information about this position, please contact Dominique Sykes, Director of Legal & Governance on dominique.sykes@trafford.gov.uk

About the benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mental health first aiders, staff network groups (LGBT+/Carers/BAME/Disability) and health and wellbeing events.

Our great benefits include:-
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Home Technology Scheme
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Employee Discount Scheme - 'Perks at Work'
To learn more about Trafford as a place to live and work, please visit: https://greater.jobs/content/10496/welcome-to-trafford

The Council needs to hold and process information about employees, workers and other individuals as appropriate, for various reasons. With the General Data Protection Regulations coming into force we have in place a new privacy notice for staff, contractors, volunteers, trainees, those on work experience and job applicants.

For more information on this role and/or to apply for this role please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Closing date: 14th August 2022