Senior Lawyer – Contracts

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Senior Lawyer - Contracts
Interim Position

Brent 5221742

Posted: 21st December 2022 17:13
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  • Pay Rate:

     £28.20 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Senior Lawyer - Contracts (Capital Projects) 

Reference no: Brent 5221742   

Pay rate £28.20 per hour PAYE   

To actively support the management of the department, including providing supervision in respect of regeneration related contracts work 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the service, this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.  
  • Supervise and lead staff to achieve high performance and effective operational delivery, including developing and improving staff capability. 
  • Manage customer focused projects and the effective use of resources.  
  • Ensure that the council’s overall vision, values and ethos are central to the requirements of the service.  
  • Support effective working relationships and act as an ambassador and advocate with external organisations  
  • To provide high level specialist and proactive legal advice to the Council, its Cabinet, Committee members and senior officers and other external clients on all issues arising, this includes regeneration, procurement contractual and company, commercial matters on behalf of the Council, and, where appropriate, external clients  
  • To deal with high level, complex individual casework, advising on and drafting documentation in connection with complex regeneration, contractual and commercial matters.  
  • To advise on the development of commercial ventures by the Council and in relation to any regeneration companies or LLP’s the council has or may establish or be shareholder of.  
  • To procure, manage and work closely with external legal advisers in respect of complex projects.  
  • Plan and co-ordinate legal work across a range of legal disciplines including planning, property and contracts and procurement in respect of regeneration and other capital contract projects 

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

  • Qualification as Solicitor, Barrister or FILEX 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the law affecting local government and its trends in the UK and EU 
  • Well developed understanding of procurement, company and commercial law and contract management 
  • Full understanding of risk management in the context of corporate governance 
  • Experience of leading on legal work in respect of regeneration projects 
  • Extensive experience of construction and other regeneration related contracts 
  • Experience of providing advice to members of a Council/ Board Members on legal issues both in public meetings, through presentation briefing reports etc 
  • Extensive experience of a range of contractual and procurement matters in a Local Government context particularly in relation to Regeneration and Capital Projects 
  • Effective communicating and influencing skills 
  • Ability to personally handle all matters within the post holder’s area of responsibility and to carry a heavy caseload of work 

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. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

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. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Senior Lawyer - Contracts
Client Category: Local Authority

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