Senior Lawyer - Contracts and Procurement

Posted 28 May 2024
Salary Negotiable Dependent Upon Experience
Job type Temporary
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameLewis Foley

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Local Authority who are recruiting for a Contracts & Procurement Lawyer on a six month initial fully remote working locum contract.

The position is full time at 37 hours per week and is offering a negotiable hourly rate dependent on experience.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Working on a mixed caseload of Local Government Contracts, with up to 25 files with only 3-4 being live at one time

  • Providing sound legal advice and guidance in relation to procurement and contract matters

  • Carrying out, with a minimum of supervision, a wide range of legal work as required, including the drafting of any necessary legal documents

  • Advising on and dealing with all legal matters relating to contract and public procurement law, related governance and other general legal matters affecting the Council

  • Counselling on and dealing with all legal matters relating to subsidy control

  • Tailoring the presentation and format of legal advice to suit the level of understanding of the instructing Council Officer

  • Participating in project teams to provide governance and procurement input

  • Negotiating drafting of contracts and other arrangements for shared or integrated services and delivering major projects

  • Keeping clients informed of new legislation and case law relevant to their operations, and ensuring that they maintain a sound application of legal requirements

  • Enabling decisions to be taken and implemented in accordance with the law and the Council’s Constitution

Experience required:

  • Experience working in Local Authorities in a contracts/procurement focused role

Skills/knowledge/qualifications required:

  • JCT experience desirable but not essential as construction contracts handled by external firm

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Fully remote working

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week but open to part time hours also

  • Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm (flexible working hours)

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Don’t forget our recommendation scheme: Recommend a friend or colleague to us and receive up to £250 each once they have completed 20 days in a role via James Andrews! Terms and conditions apply, contact us for details.