Interim Team Leader/Senior Solicitor – Contracts & Projects

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Interim Team Leader/Senior Solicitor - Contracts & Projects
Interim Position

NNC (HQ) 9986

Posted: 2nd August 2022 13:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £59.20 per hour PAYE, depending on experience TBC

  • Hours per Week:

    37, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for a minimum of 6 months

  • Kettering,

    NN15 7QX

What's involved with this role:

Interim Team Leader/Senior Solicitor - Contracts and Projects

Reference no: NNC (HQ) 9986

Hybrid role

Note: the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate, once received.

An experienced candidate is needed to manage all employees in the Contracts and Projects Team and service performance in accordance with relevant procedures and objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to, and manage, the development and implementation of Directorate and client-wide initiatives to deliver improvements.
  • Manage the provision of legal advice and services to ensure that the implications of local government law are complied with and understood.
  • Manage relationships with internal and external partners to support the delivery of efficient and effective services, regarding data protection and information management obligations.
  • Representing the client in courts and tribunals and overseeing reports, policy and legal advice given on behalf of the Directorate to Members and officers.
  • Respond to queries and calls promptly and professionally, using effective communication and engagement.


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

Experience, Skills, Knowledge / Technical skills:

  • Solid experience working in a Local Authority.
  • Have a very strong commercial procurement background.
  • Be confident in giving advice in strategic management meetings.
  • Extensive prior experience in a similar position.


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.

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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:

  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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Job Ref: NNC (HQ) 9986
Interim Team Leader/Senior Solicitor - Contracts & Projects
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Job Ref: NNC (HQ) 9986
Interim Team Leader/Senior Solicitor - Contracts & Projects
Client Category: Local Authority

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