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Principal Lawyer (Contracts & Employment)

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £56100 - £59325 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Emilia Casaus

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  • Reference:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


Are you an experienced Contracts Lawyer looking to take the next step in your career?

Sellick Partnership are exclusively assisting the London Borough of Redbridge in their search for a Principal Lawyer for Contracts and Employment.

The Principal Lawyer (Contracts & Employment) will:

  • Manage the Contracts and Employment Teams
  • Be the Council's principal source of expertise in respect of public procurement and contracts
  • Have conduct of the Council's most complex legal matters
  • Prepare reports for and attend the Council's cabinet and committees
  • Hold budgetary responsibility for the Contracts and Employment Teams

In terms of experience, prior managerial responsibility is essential, but local authority experience is not obligatory. Given the nature of the casework the Principal Lawyer will carry, a firm knowledge of commercial contracts and procurement are required.

The Principal Lawyer will be a qualified solicitor or equivalent.

While the Principal Lawyer will be managing the Contracts and Employment Teams, prior experience of employment law is not required.

The Principal Lawyer (Contracts & Employment) will receive a number of benefits, including:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Paid holidays and sick leave
  • Pay Protection
  • Flexible working patterns

While Redbridge Council are working entirely remotely for now, it is possible that office presence will be required, as such the Principal Lawyer (Contracts & Employment) should live within a commutable distance of Ilford, or be willing to travel in when required.

If interested in finding out more and discussing your suitability, please get in touch with Mila Casaus in our Manchester Office.

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.

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