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Solicitor Contracts & Procurement – Luton

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  • Salary: £55000
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  • Job ID: 09019
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Role: Solicitor Contracts & Procurement


Salary: £55,000 Per Annum.


Location: Luton


Service: Legal Services are excited to recruit a SOLICITOR CONTRACTS &

Purpose of position:

To assist in the provision of an efficient, effective, and cost-effective legal service to the Council, its Executive, Committees and Sub-Committees, and to Departments.

To provide customer focused, high quality and responsive specialist legal advice and to be responsible for a large legal caseload in relation to all aspects of procurement and contract law matters.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • To give legal advice, often in relation to highly complex matters, to Officers and Members of the Council including in relation to complex matters as required to allow them to make decisions and achieve solutions to problems which comply with the law and governance requirements.
  • To advise on and deal with all legal matters relating to UK and EU contract and public procurement law, related governance and other general legal matters affecting the Council.
  • Carry out, with a minimum of supervision, a wide range of legal work as required, including the drafting of any necessary legal documents (but excluding conveyancing and similar property matters), including but not limited to, legal letters, legal agreements, deeds, notices, orders, consents and by-laws as well as negotiating agreements, settlements and such matters, to implement decisions taken in pursuance of the Council’s functions, whilst managing competing demands and meeting deadlines and the requirements of the Legal Service.
  • Participate in project teams to provide governance and procurement input, to negotiate drafting of contracts and other arrangements for shared or integrated services and to deliver major projects.
  • Keep clients informed of new legislation and case law relevant to their operations, including training seminars where appropriate and to ensure that they maintain a sound application of legal requirements.
  • Prepare and approve reports for, and to attend to give legal and procedural advice at, including in relation to complex and highly complex matters, the Executive, any Committee or Members of such Executive and such Committees, Sub-Committees, Working Parties and other groups of Members or Officers as may be required, to enable decisions to be taken and implemented in accordance with the law and the Council’s Constitution.
  • Exercise judgement, as to whether specialist legal advice and or assistance is required and instruct Counsel in such cases as may be approved by the Principal Solicitor (Litigation) to enable decisions to be taken and implemented in accordance with the law.
  • Participate in projects relating to corporate, inter-divisional or interdepartmental work as may be required by the Principal Solicitor (Litigation) to enable the Council to formulate and implement policies in accordance with the law.
  • Skills and Experiences Significant experience of giving legal advice on and drafting straightforward and complex documentation relating to all contracts and procurement matters, related governance and other general legal matters affecting the Council.
  • Experience of effectively managing resources to achieve value for money and provide a high-quality service.
  • Local Government Experience in undertaking Civil and or Criminal litigation.
    Experience of Local Authority Constitutional Law.
  • Ability to draft and settle original documents and clauses to give effect to special circumstances and new statutory provisions.
  • A clear and systematic approach to problem solving, including the ability to research new law and policy effectively and to apply that research to meet the client’s needs.
  • Ability to represent the Council at meetings of the Executive Committees and at meetings with other public authorities, Government departments, contractors etc. And give sound advice on matters of law and procedure.
  • Ability to carry an extensive case load of complex and sensitive matters with a minimum of supervision. Ability to manage cases that would be highly complex and or organisationally high profile.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to plan, organise and prioritise own caseload within broad guidelines.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to plan, organise and prioritise own caseload within broad guidelines.
  • Ability to elicit relevant information in complex situations and translate it into effective documents.
  • Competent ICT skills including basic keyboard skills, familiarity with word-processing packages, case management systems and simple databases or ability to acquire the same.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of law and procedure relating to contracts, local government, public procurement, and collaborative procurement with other public bodies.
  • Knowledge of civil and or criminal litigation and Local Government Law.
  • Applicants must be Admitted Solicitors, Barristers or Fellows of CILEX qualified in England and, in the case of solicitors, hold (or be able to obtain) a current practising certificate.


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