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Lawyer - Contracts, Procurement and Special Projects

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/23347
  • Published: Fri 06/05/2022, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/05/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 to £44,619 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this role is £40,227 - £44,619 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

The administrative base for Legal Services is Woodhatch Place (Reigate), however, we adopt an agile working policy with flexible working arrangements, including access to our office in Weybridge as well as remote working options. We intend to continue working in a flexible manner in the future. The team are very approachable (even when working remotely!) so there will always be someone to provide you with support and discuss matters with.

Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in contracts and procurement law?

We are looking to recruit a Contracts Lawyer with up to 2- 4 years post-qualifying experience, to join Surrey’s Contracts and Procurement Legal team, where you will have an unrivalled opportunity to actively and strategically contribute to the future delivery of first-class legal services. You will be supported by both the Principal Lawyer and Senior Lawyer to develop your knowledge and experience in relation to contracts and procurement matters.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to join our Lawyers Career Scheme which will allow for accelerated career and salary progression based on performance. You will be supported through training, regular supervision and development plans to continue learning and developing your expertise and so achieve successful progression through the career scheme.  

Legal Services play a key role in delivering timely, clear and effective legal advice, and representation to the Council. The Contracts and Procurement Team is responsible for supporting and advising the Council on an array of commercial related matters and can guarantee exposure to a breadth of work, so you never stop learning and developing your expertise!

We are looking to recruit a flexible, motivated and ambitious Lawyer, with experience of:

  • Providing advice and dealing with contract and procurement matters
  • Managing your own caseload alongside supporting junior members of the team
  • Flexibility to prioritise workloads and provide commercial and solution focus advice
  • Being a team player who supports colleagues and the work of the team
  • Attendance at, and positive contributions to, meetings
  • Advising senior officers and elected members of the Council
  • Public procurement law and multi-disciplinary projects

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th May 2022.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 13th June 2022. 

Contact Details

To arrange an informal discussion please email Simoine Morgan-Barnes (Principal Solicitor) at Simoine.morganbarnes@surreycc.gov.uk  

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs sent directly by email, therefore please ensure your submit your application via the ‘Apply Now’ button below. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/23347
  • Published: Fri 06/05/2022, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/05/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 to £44,619 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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