One of the largest local authorities based in London are looking to recruit a Senior Contracts Lawyer on an initial 3 months contract with a view to extend. It is a full time role Monday to Friday, 35 hours a week.
Purpose of the role:
To assist in planning co-ordinating and undertaking the legal work in respect of the Council’s functions, including in particular its contract, procurement, economic regeneration and best value functions. To manage and supervise staff within the Contracts Section as directed. To undertake the most complex legal work to the highest professional and client care standards.
To assist the Chief Contracts Lawyer in planning, co-ordinating and undertaking the legal work in support of the Council’s functions relating to contracts, procurement, economic regeneration, companies and other functions assigned from time to time by the Chief Contracts Lawyer.
To be responsible for managing and ensuring the development of a Contracts Lawyer and to allocate work to that person as appropriate.
To undertake a substantial personal caseload of the most complex contract work including the provision of legal advice and drafting, negotiation and agreeing of complex documentation for all types of contracts and commercial transactions and, as required, legal documentation for other transactions.
To investigate and give initial advice on contract claims by or against the Council including those arising out of building contracts.
To act as a Client Officer in respect of any procurement related legal work which may be carried out by an external service provider.
To maintain an up-to-date comprehensive knowledge of developments in the relevant areas of law and disseminate that information and any implications for the Council to relevant Senior Council Managers and members of the Team, including preparing and presenting briefing papers and reports as required and delivering training.
To draft reports for, and to comment on and prepare legal implications for reports to, Council its committees and sub committees, the Executive and other member and officer level meetings and to attend such meetings as the representative of the Head of Law as required.
If you have the required experience and skill set apply now for immediate consideration.