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Lawyer – Commercial, Procurement and Projects - Portsmouth City Council

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£34,787 - £38,813

Job description

Job type/hours - Permanent and 1 year fixed term/secondment - Full Time

There is no closing date will interview as we receive suitable applications.

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly skilled professional to join the Projects, Procurement and Commercial legal team to provide quality advice and support to all departments of the Council on a wide range of matters relating to procurement, commercial, and local government law.

The role will involve working closely with a range of departments across the council, advising members and committees as well as key external stakeholders.

What you'll need to succeed

You will a good working knowledge and awareness of developments in relevant areas of law, maintain good working relationships and be able to promote and maintain effective working practices, such as compliance with the LEXCEL case management system.

What you'll get in return

An excellent package of benefits, including:-

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Excellent working environment;
  • Membership to a fantastic pension - the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Up to 30 days annual leave;
  • 12 days additional flexi leave per year (subject to operational requirements) ;
  • Option to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave;
  • Staff discounts for travel/ local concessions;
  • Cycle to work / car benefit scheme;
  • Season ticket loans;
  • Discounted membership at a multi-site leisure centers within the city of Portsmouth; and
  • the opportunity to develop your future within the legal services Career Development Framework.

What next

If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about the role, please call Sophie Mallon on 023 9284 1174.

There is no closing date will interview as we receive suitable applications.

Note - there a two posts available. Please state which post(s) you are applying for in your cover letter:-

If applying as a secondment you will need permission from your current line manager releasing you for this secondment. Please state you have this on your application form.

  • Permanent
  • Fixed Term Contract/Secondment for 1 year

How to Apply

Please apply via Portsmouth City Council's website