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Contracts & Commercial Lawyer

  • Location

    Dorset, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £19340 - £26917 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Natalie Ferguson

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Lawyer - Contracts & Commercial, Dorchester

Permanent, 22.20 hours per week

Salary £19,340 -£26,917

We have exciting opportunities for lawyers with a can do attitude to join Dorset Council's busy legal team. This part-time role is in a small supportive team that advises on a range of contracts and other agreements, as well as general commercial, procurement and governance issues.

You will advise on a range of commercial and governance issues, and deal with all types of contracts and collaborative working arrangements. You will have a varied and interesting caseload potentially including ICT, waste, engineering and construction contracts and advise on issues such as state aid, grant funding, trading and procurement.

You will be an experienced contracts solicitor, preferably with experience of working for a local authority. Knowledge of ICT, waste, engineering and construction contracts is desirable. You will enjoy being part of a team but be able to manage your own caseload with minimum supervision.

Are you looking for a flexible approach to work? Our aim is to allow employees a great work-life-balance and we would be open to discussing this with you.

This is a unique opportunity to join a new council in Dorset - home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join - at the start of our journey together.

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jo House at Dorset Council on 01305 221185 or Natalie Ferguson at Sellick Partnership on 0161 834 1642.

For further details or to apply: https://jobs.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/legal-democratic-dorset-county-council-lawyer-contracts-commercial-part-time-2220-hours-per-week/34332.job

Closing date 21st March 2021

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