Construction Solicitor – Legal & Democratic Services

Construction Solicitor – Legal & Democratic Services 150 150 TCLRec
Construction Solicitor – Legal & Democratic Services
Interim Position

Surrey TCL 89018

Posted: 13th February 2024 13:03
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  • Pay Rate:

    £30.91 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • REIGATE, Surrey
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Interim Construction Solicitor – Legal & Democratic Services

Reference no: Surrey TCL 89018

Pay rate: £30.91 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months  

City: REIGATE, Surrey

A Construction Solicitor is required to assist in the management of a group of lawyers in identified work areas according to business need, providing leadership, supervision, direction and expert legal advice to the County Council, its members, officers and committees. The role will contribute to the wider management of Legal Services and lead by example in modelling and embedding the council’s values and behaviours across the service.  To manage a full, varied and demanding caseload and deliver innovative solutions with minimal supervision. Within the team the role holder will support and deliver both personally and through assisting in the management of the team and its resources, the council’s ambition to reduce reliance on external legal support. As part of the role, you will be required to undertake and/or manage advocacy where required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify issues, trends and opportunities that may have an impact in their area of responsibility to enable appropriate action to be taken.
  • Lead the development of policy in the own area of specialism, contributing to the delivery of organisational objectives.
  • Evaluate existing service provision taking account of feedback and broader external developments, to ensure innovative solutions are proposed to maximise service quality, efficiency and continuity.
  • Apply specialist expertise and use judgement to make decisions where solutions are not obvious, to deliver services that meet customer requirements and service standards.
  • Drive change and embed new ways of working to ensure high quality service delivery and value for money.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of operational plans and play a key role in the formulation of strategic longer term plans for the area to fit broader functional and council strategy.
  • Lead major projects and reviews and represent the business area in internal and/or external initiatives to enhance reputation and service delivery.
  • Manage allocated budget/resources/funding effectively and flexibly and control all related expenditure to ensure delivery of targets/objectives within budget.
  • Contribute to resource and budget planning within own area.
  • Liaise internally and externally at senior levels to establish service requirements and priorities and ensure the department/service issues are appropriately represented and acted upon.
  • Work with managers, service representatives and partners to identify and apply cost effective means of delivering improvements to business processes and strategies.
  • Manage a group of staff across a function/service, or as a significant part of a wide function to ensure all relevant annual targets and goals are delivered within budgetary/resource constraints


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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification plus substantial experience at a senior management level in a specialist area.



  • Wide experience in successful leading, coaching, mentoring and developing of staff.
  • Experience of or an aptitude for advocacy.



  • Knowledge of the principles of change management, project management and continuous improvement, and their practical application.
  • Authoritative knowledge of the work practices, process and procedures relevant to the role including broader sector/commercial awareness.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of computerised business systems.
  • Understanding of how to inspire and motivate others.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills with the capacity to devise and implement innovative solutions for strategic change
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with high level negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners/professionals.
  • Ability to manage budgets and resources to deliver effective support to their area of responsibility.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Job Ref: Surrey TCL 89018
Construction Solicitor – Legal & Democratic Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Construction Solicitor – Legal & Democratic Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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