Commercial Lawyer

One Friargate, Coventry, CV1 2GN
£36,153 - £42,806 per annum
31 Jan 2019
26 Feb 2019
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Are you an experienced Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive with a minimum of three years post qualification experience?

Have you a good working knowledge of commercial contract law and procurement law? It’s a background that will have enabled you to develop a sound understanding of local government and administrative law, and an appreciation of the challenges facing local authorities.

Now is a really exciting time to join Coventry, we are firmly focused on regeneration with major developments and new projects taking place across the city. We are particularly proud to have been named City of Culture 2021.  Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new.

The team offers a professional comprehensive, tailor-made service to address legal issues of every description. We are very proud to have won the In House Legal Team of the Year 2017 at both the Birmingham Law Society’s awards and the MJ Achievement Awards.

You will provide professional support and advice to various clients throughout the Council. You will be involved in a range of contract, procurement and funding agreements matters whilst providing advice on collaboration arrangements and state aid issues.  You will provide practical and accurate commercial advice and guidance on the impact of relevant new legislation and case law, updating working policies and procedures as necessary under the direction of the Place Team Leader.

Applications should be made by submission of a current CV together with a covering letter which showcases relevant experience, academic qualifications and how you meet the Job Description/Personal Specification.

For an informal discussion around the role, please contact Rob Parkes, Place Team Leader on 024 76972551.

Working Hours:  37.0 Hours per Week

Interview Date:  11/03/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740



Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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