Contracts and Procurement Lawyer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
17/07/2020 23:59
£36,876 - £40,760
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
17 Jul
Further Information

CLOSING DATE 17/07/2020 at midnight

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.   For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here:  http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working  

The Service
The Council’s in-house Legal Services Team seek to recruit an experienced and knowledgeable contracts and procurement lawyer.

The role
Your main responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts and public sector agreements; advising on public procurement law; advising on contractual disputes;  providing support and management throughout various procurement processes and liaising with Senior Officers as appropriate.

The successful candidate would also ideally be able to provide advice with regard to information law including GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, requests under the  Freedom of Information Act and requests under the Environmental Information Regulations A qualified solicitor or barrister or fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives holding a current practising certificate, you will bring plenty of in-depth knowledge in the areas of Contracts and  Procurement. With relevant experience in these areas, you will advise and communicate with in- house clients and colleagues.

You will have an eye for detail and good organisational skills, which will  enable you to carry a substantial workload. Flexible and innovative in your approach, you will help us  to positively develop new areas of practice.

We are offering:  
- A starting salary of £ 36,876 - £40,760 per annum (Band 9)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements   

If you would like to be part of a dynamic, busy and friendly team committed to providing an excellent legal service in this vital area of work we would very much like to hear from you.

If you require further information about the position please contact Helen Lancaster, Principal Solicitor on 01670 623323 or via e-mail at  helen.lancaster@ northumberland.gov.uk or Carol Humphries, Lawyer on 01670 623304 or  carol.humphries@ northumberland.gov.uk.

For more information and for guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk