Solicitor (Commercial and Contracts)

Location
Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary
£43,380 - £49,163 per annum (pro-rata)
Posted
17 Dec 2021
Closes
17 Jan 2022
Job Ref
RA0003049
Job Type
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

About Us

At Warwickshire Legal Services, we run a very different kind of in-house legal team. We have the freedom to practise as our own firm within Warwickshire County Council, with a diverse pool of public sector clients.  We have ambitious plans for further growth and we rarely outsource work, meaning that our lawyers are trusted to lead even the most challenging legal projects for a wide range of public sector bodies.  As a result, we offer unrivalled opportunities to develop highly marketable skills with the support of experienced colleagues who consistently earn very high satisfaction ratings from their clients. 

We have a national reputation, recognised in several national awards, as well as modern offices in a historic building in the middle of Warwick within a short distance of other popular towns like Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon and in a central location on road and rail transport networks.  We offer flexible working arrangements, supported by the latest ICT, and in return our staff are willing to go the extra mile when our clients need it.

People like to work for us, and we have a tradition of growing our own talent through training and development schemes, meaning that we have a low turnover of staff.  We currently have a vacancy for a Solicitor within the Commercial and Contracts Team.

We are looking for candidates who are first rate lawyers and who solve problems, inspire staff and client confidence, understand commercial imperatives, welcome change and challenge, and have the potential to progress within our business. We will consider full-time and part-time candidates. 

About the Role

You will be responsible for providing support for all of our clients across the range of work carried out by the Team, including company and commercial work, procurement, major projects, information governance and corporate governance. You will need to demonstrate an aptitude for complex problem solving and the ability to work quickly and accurately, as part of a friendly and supportive team. You need to be willing to learn and adapt to the challenging legal environment in the public sector. 

You should be a fully qualified practising solicitor or barrister with experience in contract and commercial law.

For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the link here.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the role please contact Jan Cumming: Telephone 07825 923950 or email jancumming@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: Monday, 17th January 2022

 

Interview Date:  Week commencing 24th January 2022

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
 
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 


If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
 

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  

 

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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