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Solicitor (Commercial)

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£32,094 - £44,964 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Legal Services, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:10 November 2019 at midnight 

2 x Commercial Solicitors
Salary Range 11-13  
Full-time £32,094 to £44,964 pa (salary dependent on experience)
Leicestershire County Council’s in-house Legal Services has an exciting opportunity for 2 Contracts specialists to join its friendly, supportive and experienced Contracts, Procurement and Commercial Team based at County Hall, Glenfield.
The ideal candidate will have experience working in local government or in private practice advising on a range of commercial contracts (including construction contracts) and procurement matters.
Eligible candidates should have qualified as a solicitor, barrister or legal executive and possess relevant experience in contract law and a good knowledge of procurement law.
Duties include:
  • Dealing with the negotiation, drafting preparation, finalisation and revision of a wide variety of contract documents.
  • Advising upon a range of contract, commercial and procurement related non-contentious issues. 
  • Giving internal advice to client departments on legislation relating to commercialisation of services provided by Leicestershire County Council.
  • Advising on governance issues related to contracts, commercial and procurement matters including reports to Elected Members.
Leicestershire County Council
is a high performing authority that offers:

  • An attractive benefit package. Excellent annual leave, pension package, staff restaurant and free parking.
  • A positive work life balance. We will support you to achieve a work-life balance and there are no fee earner time recording targets.
  • A supportive and stable working environment. The health and wellbeing of our staff is important to us. All our managers are experienced legal practitioners, highly regarded both internally and externally.
A job description, person specification and application form are attached.
For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Jillian Jeffers (in the Contracts, Commercial and Procurement Team) on telephone number: 01163055950
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