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Commercial Lawyer - Hertfordshire County Council

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£40,876 - £49,866

Job description

Job Title: Commercial Lawyer

Location: Hertford

Salary Range: Up to £46,845 pre annum + one off £3,000 welcome payment + £2,500 market forces payment per annum (pro rata for part-time)

Hours: 37 per week (Part Time applications will be considered)

Contract: Permanent (Fixed Term contracts will be considered)

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

Employer Pension Contribution: HCC Employer contribution is 20.6% (it is reviewed once every 3 years and is a defined benefit scheme)

Applicants who are interested in part-time or fixed term roles are welcome to apply

Job Duties:

Hertfordshire County Council offers an ideal opportunity for highly motivated, enthusiastic and organised Lawyers to join a large and thriving public sector legal team.

The Lexcel accredited Legal Services department has over 100 employees, it is one of the largest legal departments in local government and provides a full legal service across all specialisms to both the county council and to other public sector bodies.

We are looking to grow our successful Commercial Law Team with the addition of Commercial Lawyer roles. Previous experience is not essential, but you should have a strong interest in procurement and project work. We would particularly welcome applicants who are keen to develop specialist knowledge in corporate governance, construction and/or regulatory work. The role will involve working closely with managers throughout all departments in the county council who are driving critical organisational change and service improvement.

The Commercial Law Team is a fundamental part of the development of the county council and provides the opportunity to be involved in a broad portfolio of legal work concerned with major projects, complex procurements, establishing and servicing companies and the wider commercialisation of the county council.

For an informal discussion and more information please contact Imogen Bowles at or on 01992 556406

Interview: Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th October

Benefits of Working for HCC:

  • High calibre work within a friendly and talented team
  • Investment in skills and training to develop specialist knowledge
  • Structured career progression
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Mentoring and supported learning from sector experts
  • Family friendly policies
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Generous annual leave plus certain roles have access to flexi leave too
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
Application Information

How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen, accessed here. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.

Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview

Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants who already have an established right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorships for this post

Additional Information

English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Why Hertfordshire: Watch our 'Why Hertfordshire' video. Our staff use their own words to tell their story and share their experiences of what it is like working here. Take your next step in your career.

Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website

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