Contract and Procurement Solicitor

Job specification

Location:
Swindon
Hours:
37
Salary:
£36,441 to £43,484 p.a. plus benefits
Salary notes:
Depending on experience
Closing date:
05/02/2023
Job reference:
RNR001252
Interview date:
09/02/2023
Date posted:
22/12/2022
Swindon is a thriving and diverse modern town that is ranked as the seventh top places to live and work in the UK by the OneFamily website; “Swindon has a high job satisfaction rating and is on the whole a happy place to live”.

Swindon Borough Council strives to make a real difference to the community, has an ambitious vision & is committed to delivering for our residents and local businesses though projects including building new homes, achieving a low carbon environment and net zero emissions by 2030, creating new school places, upgrading roads, enhancing our country parks and extensive council-led investment to revitalise the town centre. The Council is committed to making Swindon safer, fairer and healthier though protecting our children and adults, increasing health and wellbeing facilities and tackling crime and anti-social behaviour. Swindon are at an exciting place in our journey to a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 and want your help to lay the foundations for future regeneration and transformation programmes.

The legal department are committed to innovation and the progression of the team and each employee. The department is operating a hybrid approach to flexible working, meaning that the majority of the team are working in a hybrid way. 

We are now recruiting and have exciting opportunities throughout all levels of the team from solicitor, senior solicitors and Principal Solicitor. 

This is an exciting time to join the Contracts and Procurement Team as Swindon is engaging in development and regeneration projects and you will be able to assist the Council to deliver on their vision of a re-vitalised Swindon by 2030. 

You will support the Council in a broad range of contracts and procurement matters including drafting reports, tender documentation, contracts and other commercial documents and advising on commercial law issues and major regeneration projects. 

The role will involve handling a varied caseload of contract and procurement matters, as well as providing legal advice and support to clients, committees, members and senior officers. You will also support and mentor less experienced colleagues.

For this role, we welcome applications from experienced contracts and procurement solicitors or those with an enthusiasm to develop and grow your experience in this specialist area with the support of the team. Experience from within local government is not essential but will assist as you will be engaging with various Council departments to provide legal support in contract and procurement matters.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

Your next package

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Your next steps

If you are interested in this role you are invited to contact Lisa Hall, Chief Legal Officer, email lhall@swindon.gov.uk  for an informal discussion.

To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement quoting the above reference number to resourcing@swindon.gov.uk

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early so early applications are encouraged.
 

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