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Commercial Contracts and Procurement Lawyer

Location: Midlands

Role: Permanent (37 hours - part time considered)

Salary: £41,591 to £44,624 (pro rata for part time)

Closing Date: Monday 8 August 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 22nd August 2022 (TBC)

Sellick Partnership is delighted to be working in partnership with the shared Legal Team for South Warwickshire. Stratford on Avon and Warwick District Councils have recently joined forces to create a new legal services offering. It is an exciting time to be part of the team and shape its future. This highly regarded legal team provides the full range of legal services across both authorities.

The vacancy in the team is for a lawyer specialising in commercial contracts and procurement law and procedure. You will join an expanding legal team that is both friendly and supportive, with a strong team ethic. You will support two progressive, ambitious local authorities involved in a range of exciting projects in a great part of the country. You will be directly involved in varied and high-quality legal work and make a positive difference to local communities. The commercial work is interesting and varied and can include construction contracts and project work, alongside procurement advice.

We welcome applications from experienced commercial lawyers or people with the commitment and ability to develop and grow in this area of legal practice. Most importantly, we seek applications from enthusiastic and adaptable people who are motivated to use their research and analytical skills to provide practical, solution-focussed legal advice to internal clients.

Local government experience is desirable, but we welcome applications from people from all parts of the legal sector. You will be a qualified Solicitor/Barrister/FILEX with a current Practising Certificate. You will join a sizable team of 15 lawyers and 2 members of support staff. In return for your experience, commitment and motivation, you will enjoy working in a modern environment, with a competitive salary and benefits package. The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of flexible, agile working arrangements including home working. All necessary IT and equipment shall be provided by the Council. This is a forward thinking client who offers unrivalled levels of flexibility.

If you want to join a high performing, dedicated legal services team then we would be delighted to hear from you. For more information on this opportunity, please contact Kate Jasper in our Manchester office on 0161 834 1642 or kate.jasper@sellickpartnership.co.uk.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.

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