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Commercial Contracts Locum

  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30 - £35 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Kate Jasper

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  • Reference:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months +

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  • Start date:


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My client in the West Midlands is looking for a strong commercial contracts specialist to join their stable in house team. This position shall last for an initial 3 months, but is likely to be extended beyond this period. It is a full time position but applicants seeking a 4 day week will also be considered. If you want to join a well organised, high performing, dedicated commercial team with a clear vision to improve the local area, then we would be delighted to hear from you!

The lawyer we are seeking will join a strengthened and highly experienced team, helping to deliver on the organisation's strategic priorities of providing effective legal advice to all. You will be a qualified Solicitor/Barrister/Legal Executive with a current Practising Certificate. You will join a stable and experienced sub-team of 6-8 individuals, all working closely together in an extremely supportive working environment.

The IT support infrastructure available with all team staff on Windows 10, MS 365 and Teams. With lap tops and mobile phones available for all, this has allowed the legal office to adapt to working from home for all staff during the Covid-19 crisis and ensures that the team is well placed to deal with future change as the situation develops. My client is flexible in terms of hours and home working.

As an experienced commercial contracts specialist, you will have responsibility for all aspects of the contract formation and process. You must have a proven track record in negotiating and achieving best outcomes, and experience of the EU procurement regulations is essential. Daily tasks may include:

  • Development agreements
  • High value contracts and procurement project work
  • JCT and NEC contracts
  • Negotiating agreements and being robust when necessary
  • Updating standard terms and conditions
  • Working with external procurement specialists and other clients
  • Management of the procurement process on behalf of the organisation
  • Advising on contract extensions and variations to specification

This is a locum position, so applicants must be available to start at short notice.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Kate Jasper in our Manchester office.

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