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Lawyer - Contracts (12 Months FTC) - London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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PO3 - £38,403 - £41,466

Job description

Benefits and Allowances

Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review.

Role Purpose

A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London's most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London's most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills with good quality experience. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work. In addition to possessing a rich history and heritage, we have a strong corporate commitment to excellence and progress, with service to the community at the heart of everything we do.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertake in-house. We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the council's functions and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join the team.

Key Responsibilities

You will be one of a team of lawyers in our busy contracts team providing support to central procurement and service areas for the council's purchasing. The work is varied and challenging and you will have the opportunity to broaden your skills. You will be accustomed to using JCT and other types of construction contracts and the provision of advice on Contract and Procurement. You will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the legislative framework. You will have good drafting and analytical skills and will be accustomed to working at pace.


You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practising certificate.

Test & Interviews will be held on: 30th January 2020

Additional Information

Contract Type - Temporary- Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

Working Arrangement - Full time

Vacancy Hours - 35

More information relating to the position

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