Dudley, West Midlands
£37676 - £40454 per annum
about 1 year ago
Salary: £37,676 - £40,454 (pay award pending).
Dudley MBC is seeking an experienced commercial contracts specialist who is driven, dynamic and keen to make a difference for those who live and work in the Borough.
Our approach to the practice of law is based on a friendly and open style of working, and a determination to avoid unnecessary complexity. We are committed to achieving the objectives of our clients by finding solutions to their problems in a professional, courteous and efficient manner. We provide a personal service and excellent speed of response.
The Contracts Solicitors Legal Team form part of the Chief Executive Directorate within the Law and Governance Service are and this position is for a Contract Solicitor/Barrister. The team undertakes a wide range of contract law advice, alongside drafting policies, protocols and procedures. We are seeking to recruit the post below to enhance the service offered to our clients.
A flexible and enthusiastic individual is required to take up this post, reporting directly to the Principal Solicitor. The successful applicant will undertake a broad range of legal work particularly related to the delivery of projects. This can include providing general contract law advice to the Council's Directorates. The ideal candidate should be experienced in the law relating to contracts and have the skills necessary to manage a caseload of files. Daily tasks will include drafting legal documentation for complex projects and routine cases, litigation, providing in-house legal training, and assisting in the drafting of policies, protocols and procedures. Drafting, negotiating and approving contracts will form a large part of the duties of this role.
The post-holder must possess excellent communication skills and be able to prioritise work efficiently. You will have the rare opportunity to work closely with your client department, so must be approachable and open. You must hold appropriate professional qualifications, cope well under pressure, and be prepared to work both as part of a team and on your own initiative. Benefits of this post include up to 33 days annual plus bank holidays, home working, legal assistant support in the team and flexible working hours.
We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Kate Jasper in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion. Informal enquiries in relation to this post can also be directed to Mandy Wilcox at Dudley MBC, by telephone or by email.
Closing date for this post will be the 26th April 2019.
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