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Contracts Lawyer (Senior Legal Adviser)

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Job ID:

29593

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Hampshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

09.02.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£46,140 - £51,445 per annum, plus Market Supplement of £4,500 per annum

Join our friendly and professional Lexcel accredited legal department and explore what the future could look like with Hampshire County Council!
 
As a member of the Contracts, Governance and Information Law and Employment Team you will join a friendly and supportive team which works across Hampshire Legal Services and all Hampshire County Council directorates. Advising on matters that are as challenging as they are rewarding, you will advise on a range of interesting and complex projects that enable the directorates and Hampshire Legal Services’ external clients to achieve their ambitious targets.
 
The Role:
As a qualified Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Executive or equivalent, you will have substantial and relevant post qualification experience in the areas of commercial contracts and procurement law. This is an in-house lawyer role, where you will work individually and as part of a friendly team, taking on a complex caseload to provide professional and commercial legal advice to all Hampshire County Council directorates and a wide range of other organisations delivering public services, such as fire and rescue authorities, national park authorities, maintained and academy schools and police and crime commissioners.
 
You will have recent experience and a thorough working knowledge of commercial contract and procurement law, together with a familiarity of public sector shared services and joint working arrangements. We are looking for a lawyer who:
  • Is able to demonstrate sound legal skills and judgment
  • Adopts a pragmatic solution focused approach
  • Has strong client relationship and communication skills
  • Works collaboratively in a team and is able to support junior team members
  • Can prioritise effectively and work independently to meet deadlines
  • Shares Hampshire legal services’ values to deliver high quality legal advice.
You will be supported by senior fee earners to develop your expertise and further your career in our well-respected team and contribute to the success of Hampshire Legal Services.
 
What We Can Offer You:
Having successfully adopted online and hybrid working, we can consider candidates from out of the area, working partially remotely and from our offices in Winchester.
 
As a forward-looking local authority, our commitment to delivering an exceptional quality of life to our Hampshire residents also extends to our employees. It is important to us that our staff feel supported in their work. As such we can offer you a good work-life balance through flexible working and our excellent benefits package including:
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 - 28 days annual leave entitlement (dependant on Local Authority service)
  • Interest free travel loans and discounts
  • Employee Support Services
  • Family-friendly policies.
Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:
Michelle Kington, Legal Team Leader on Michelle.Kington@hants.gov.uk
 
Hampshire County 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.
 
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 Requirement (GOR) applies.
 
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

Closing date: 29 February 2024

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button.
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Hampshire County Council
Hampshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Hampshire County Council
Hampshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Contracts Lawyer (Senior Legal Adviser)

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Job ID:

29593

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Hampshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

09.02.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£46,140 - £51,445 per annum, plus Market Supplement of £4,500 per annum

Join our friendly and professional Lexcel accredited legal department and explore what the future could look like with Hampshire County Council!
 
As a member of the Contracts, Governance and Information Law and Employment Team you will join a friendly and supportive team which works across Hampshire Legal Services and all Hampshire County Council directorates. Advising on matters that are as challenging as they are rewarding, you will advise on a range of interesting and complex projects that enable the directorates and Hampshire Legal Services’ external clients to achieve their ambitious targets.
 
The Role:
As a qualified Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Executive or equivalent, you will have substantial and relevant post qualification experience in the areas of commercial contracts and procurement law. This is an in-house lawyer role, where you will work individually and as part of a friendly team, taking on a complex caseload to provide professional and commercial legal advice to all Hampshire County Council directorates and a wide range of other organisations delivering public services, such as fire and rescue authorities, national park authorities, maintained and academy schools and police and crime commissioners.
 
You will have recent experience and a thorough working knowledge of commercial contract and procurement law, together with a familiarity of public sector shared services and joint working arrangements. We are looking for a lawyer who:
  • Is able to demonstrate sound legal skills and judgment
  • Adopts a pragmatic solution focused approach
  • Has strong client relationship and communication skills
  • Works collaboratively in a team and is able to support junior team members
  • Can prioritise effectively and work independently to meet deadlines
  • Shares Hampshire legal services’ values to deliver high quality legal advice.
You will be supported by senior fee earners to develop your expertise and further your career in our well-respected team and contribute to the success of Hampshire Legal Services.
 
What We Can Offer You:
Having successfully adopted online and hybrid working, we can consider candidates from out of the area, working partially remotely and from our offices in Winchester.
 
As a forward-looking local authority, our commitment to delivering an exceptional quality of life to our Hampshire residents also extends to our employees. It is important to us that our staff feel supported in their work. As such we can offer you a good work-life balance through flexible working and our excellent benefits package including:
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 - 28 days annual leave entitlement (dependant on Local Authority service)
  • Interest free travel loans and discounts
  • Employee Support Services
  • Family-friendly policies.
Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:
Michelle Kington, Legal Team Leader on Michelle.Kington@hants.gov.uk
 
Hampshire County 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.
 
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 Requirement (GOR) applies.
 
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

Closing date: 29 February 2024

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button.