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Job details

Salary

GBP £45,288 to £47,274 45288

Grade

PO5

Department

Chief Executive's

Service

Legal & Democratic Services

DBS Required

No

Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date

25/08/2019

Are you an able, proactive Procurement and Contract Lawyer looking for a move to a new and exciting career opportunity in London’s most diverse and dynamic borough?

We need an experienced Procurement and Contract Lawyer to join our committed team to deal with a mix of procurement and commercial work. The successful candidate would be expected to provide legal advice on a wide range of procurement, contract and public law matters including ad hoc project work. 

This is a challenging role that involves taking responsibility for a mixed caseload and providing proactive legal advice to every part of the Council’s operations.

We are looking for a qualified Solicitor or Barrister or Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives with post-qualification experience, working in local authority would be advantageous but is not essential.

You must have strong negotiation and drafting skills together with the credibility to influence people at the highest level and from all backgrounds.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

Hackney’s legal team enables and supports the Council to provide an effective and value-for-money service. The borough’s procurement and contract lawyers sit within the Legal Business and Growth Team and provide clear, consistent and accurate legal advice to clients throughout the Council. An opportunity has arisen in the procurement and contract legal team for a qualified lawyer.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing date for applications: 25 August 2019

Interviews: 05/06 September 2019

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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