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Head of Legal - Commercial

Head of Legal - Commercial

Northern Home Counties

12 months fixed-term

Local Authority

£60k-80k

A Head of Legal (Commercial) is required to join a publicly funded organisation on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover a period of absence. Candidates who are seeking locum opportunities; please do feel free to get in touch also.

Our Client is a unique organisation who is looking for someone with ambition and commerciality. You will play a key role in shaping the commercialisation agenda of the organisation with forming strategic development plans to maintain a cost effective legal service. You will be looking at increasing the in-house capacity, ensuring work is kept in-house whilst looking at external revenue streams with the opportunity to develop business with external stakeholders to expand with sharing of services within the region.

You must have exceptional commercial acumen and be able to advise on a range of commercial matters with contracts and property. The focus is commercial contracts and property would be a highlight bonus in terms of experience. You will be part of the Senior Management team which comprises of 4 in total and will report directly to the Director of Legal services.

You will be overseeing a team of commercial contracts and commercial property lawyers with direct report from both Principal Lawyers covering the two disciplines. The team consists of 14 in total and you will be on hand to assist the team with progressing matters and ensuring that they can meet the client needs.

We are happy to consider commercial lawyers from various backgrounds, not just in the public sector.

This is an excellent opportunity for a senior commercial lawyer with strong ambition to join an organisation that has an excellent work culture and striving to enhance its success it already has. The start date is December 2019 / January 2020.

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 Chelsey Newsom in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. 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. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick

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