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Principal Commercial and Contracts Lawyer

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Job ID:

30829

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Birmingham, West Midlands 

Role:

Principal/Head of Section, Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

13.05.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£56,904 - £60,344 per annum

At Sandwell Council we are progressive, dynamic, and dedicated to meeting the needs of our community.
 
We wish to recruit a Principal Commercial and Contracts Lawyers to our legal team who shares our vision and wishes to join our diverse workforce.
 
The ideal candidate will have experience of undertaking specialist legal work within a local authority or wider public sector on all legal matters in relation to contracts and procurement. You will have experience advising on complex multi-million-pound procurements and contract activities including but not limited to: public health, strategic regeneration and construction projects, subsidy control advice, light touch (schedule 3 of PCRs), IT and adults, children, and education matters.
 
You will work with our legal services senior leadership team in delivering the business objectives of the directorate and the Council including contributing to long term planning to meet the Council’s corporate objectives.
 
You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx) with at least five years’ post qualification experience. This role is ideal for an experienced practitioner who can demonstrate the ability to deal with a demanding caseload, possess excellent client care skills, and an eagerness to provide a high-quality service to our clients.
 
You will also bring existing management experience and supervise the work of members of staff. We want to ensure that our employees can thrive and are supported in their roles. You will be responsible for providing support and expertise to the team and the cases they handle, guidance and direction in helping to ensure high quality advice is given. You should be able to prioritise and make decisions under pressure whilst thinking clearly to ensure successful outcomes.
 
The successful candidate will gain considerable exposure to a varied workload with a high level of responsibility and extensive client contact.
 
Sandwell is in the heart of the Midlands and 10 minutes train ride from the centre of Birmingham and is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and diverse place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to our vision than through a unique and rewarding career with Sandwell?
 
So, if you are looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, this is the role for you.
 
Hours
37 hours per week
 
We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.
 
If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk
 
Closing date: 4 June 2024
Interviews will take place: w/c 10 June 2024

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Principal Commercial and Contracts Lawyer

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

30829

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Birmingham, West Midlands 

Role:

Principal/Head of Section, Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

13.05.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£56,904 - £60,344 per annum

At Sandwell Council we are progressive, dynamic, and dedicated to meeting the needs of our community.
 
We wish to recruit a Principal Commercial and Contracts Lawyers to our legal team who shares our vision and wishes to join our diverse workforce.
 
The ideal candidate will have experience of undertaking specialist legal work within a local authority or wider public sector on all legal matters in relation to contracts and procurement. You will have experience advising on complex multi-million-pound procurements and contract activities including but not limited to: public health, strategic regeneration and construction projects, subsidy control advice, light touch (schedule 3 of PCRs), IT and adults, children, and education matters.
 
You will work with our legal services senior leadership team in delivering the business objectives of the directorate and the Council including contributing to long term planning to meet the Council’s corporate objectives.
 
You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx) with at least five years’ post qualification experience. This role is ideal for an experienced practitioner who can demonstrate the ability to deal with a demanding caseload, possess excellent client care skills, and an eagerness to provide a high-quality service to our clients.
 
You will also bring existing management experience and supervise the work of members of staff. We want to ensure that our employees can thrive and are supported in their roles. You will be responsible for providing support and expertise to the team and the cases they handle, guidance and direction in helping to ensure high quality advice is given. You should be able to prioritise and make decisions under pressure whilst thinking clearly to ensure successful outcomes.
 
The successful candidate will gain considerable exposure to a varied workload with a high level of responsibility and extensive client contact.
 
Sandwell is in the heart of the Midlands and 10 minutes train ride from the centre of Birmingham and is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and diverse place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to our vision than through a unique and rewarding career with Sandwell?
 
So, if you are looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, this is the role for you.
 
Hours
37 hours per week
 
We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.
 
If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk
 
Closing date: 4 June 2024
Interviews will take place: w/c 10 June 2024

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