Major Projects Lawyer

Rugby, Warwickshire
12 Jul 2022
07 Aug 2022
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Full time temporary
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Fixed Term Contract for 18 months

We are looking for a Major Projects Lawyer to join the Council’s Legal Services Team, specialising in procurement and contract law, on an 18 month fixed term contract.

The post is for a qualified Solicitor, Barrister, Chartered Legal Executive or equivalent, ideally with prior local government experience. The successful candidate will have an eye for detail, excellent drafting skills and the ability to provide legal advice to a variety of audiences, including senior officers. The individual will be accustomed to working at pace in a busy team.

The successful candidate will have experience of legal work relating to major contracts and procurement, with the ability to advise confidently on subsidy control / state aid, construction contracts, development agreements, funding agreements and other issues involved in larger projects. Experience in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage: construction contracts, local authority trading companies, contracts and/or property development.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented professional. Rugby Borough Council is professional, friendly and inclusive, with an ambitious transformation programme and a supportive and flexible working environment.

Why it's great to work for Rugby Borough Council:

•    An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
•    A blend of remote and office-based working for most roles.
•    Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Rugby. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working.

For an informal discussion about this role, please call Sarah Chapman, our Legal and Governance Manager on 01788 533551 or email

You can view full details of this job via our website , where you can also apply on-line.  If you are unable to apply on-line please contact 01788 533564, or e-mail: for further assistance.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Interview Date: Week commencing 15 August 2022

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