Interim Senior Contracts & Procurement Solicitor

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Interim Senior Contracts & Procurement Solicitor
Interim Position

Islington RQ593939

Posted: 10th June 2022 15:08
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  • Pay Rate:

    £37.77 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months


    N7 7EP

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Contracts & Procurement Solicitor 

Job Ref: RQ593939 

To assist in planning co-ordinating and undertaking the legal work in respect of the Council’s functions, including in particular its contract, procurement, economic regeneration and best value functions   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To assist the Chief Contracts Lawyer in planning, co-ordinating and undertaking the legal work in support of the Council’s functions relating to contracts, procurement, economic regeneration, companies and other functions assigned from time to time by the Chief Contracts Lawyer.  
  • To undertake a personal caseload of the most contract work including the provision of legal advice and drafting, negotiation and agreeing of complex documentation for all types of contracts and commercial transactions and, as required, legal documentation for other transactions.  
  • To investigate and give initial advice on contract claims by or against the Council including those arising out of building contracts 
  • To act as a Client Officer in respect of any procurement related legal work which may be carried out by an external service provider.  
  • To maintain an up-to-date comprehensive knowledge of developments in the relevant areas of law and disseminate that information and any implications for the Council to relevant Senior Council Managers and members of the Team, including preparing and presenting briefing papers and reports as required and delivering training.  
  • To draft reports for, and to comment on and prepare legal implications for reports to, Council its committees and sub committees, the Executive and other member and officer level meetings and to attend such meetings as the representative of the Head of Law as required.  
  • To ensure that relevant decisions of the Council and its committees and the Executive are implemented, in the context of any legal constraints, in an efficient and timely manner.  
  • To assist with litigation, advice, and general work of Legal Services as required.  
  • To meet the chargeable hours target for the post and to ensure that the Contracts Section meets the agreed performance and quality standards as fixed by the Legal Services Management Team.  
  • To assist the Chief Contracts Lawyer in developing effective procedures and reporting mechanisms on the performance of the Contract Section 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Qualified to practice as solicitor or barrister in England (or comparable jurisdiction) or FILEX qualification 
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of contract and procurement practices and processes 
  • 1 years’ post qualification experience in the legal profession 
  • 1 year’s post qualification experience in the contract area or exceptional experience over a shorter period 
  • Ability to review and advise on new legislation, case law and other developments and to make consequential changes to precedent documents 
  • Ability to communicate and present legal and other matters clearly and cogently both verbally and in writing 
  • Ability to use information technology for the purpose of casework and the provision of performance information 


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

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: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Interim Senior Contracts & Procurement Solicitor
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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