LAWYER - COMMERCIAL CONTRACT LAW

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Sure Start Staff are seeking an experienced Lawyer with experience in commercial contract law to work in Oldham. Employment Type: 5 months temporary Pay rate: £45.00 - £55.00 per hour (depending on experience) Hours: 5 days per week, 7.20hrs per day Location: Remote, will need to collect equipment - on occasions, if required would need to go into the office. Job Category: Legal Job Purpose * To provide legal advice on the legal aspects of contract drafting, management, and contact dispute resolution. * To provide legal advice and legal services concerning commercial law, contract, and procurement law and practice. * To provide comprehensive advice, support, and training to Council officers and managers in respect of contracts/procurement matters. * To assist the Council in updating, developing, and interpreting the legal application of the Council’s Constitution and governance arrangements Key Tasks (but not limited to) * Delivering comprehensive, timely legal advice and legal work in the areas of commercial law, contract law, procurement law, company law, and local government law and practice. * Ensuring that decision-making concerning the Council’s contracts is lawful and in accordance with the Council’s Constitution and the Council’s governance arrangements. * Liaison with the Group Lawyer (Corporate) and the other managers/officers within Legal Services to ensure effective coordination of all legal services to the Council. * To design and deliver regular updates and training on developments in contract/procurement law and practice that have implications for the Council’s policies, procedures, and Constitutional matters. Duties * To actively promote the equality and diversity agenda in the workplace and service delivery. * To uphold and implement codes of practice, policies, and procedures of the Council, including customer care, data protection, ICT, finance, and health and safety policies. * To work in accordance with the Council’s Constitution and the Office Manual as amended from time to time. * To undertake continuous professional development and to be aware of new developments, legislation, initiatives, guidelines, policies, and procedures as appropriate to the role. * Undertake any additional duties commensurate with the level of the post. This may include the provision of general legal advice and support under the management of the Group Lawyer – Corporate in the areas of commercial, contract, company, and procurement law, utilising any spare capacity within the post. Experience * Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) or equivalent professional qualification. * Providing legal advice on legal aspects of contract drafting management and contract dispute resolution. * Providing legal advice and services in relation to commercial law, contract, and procurement law and practice. * Using ICT to support service delivery and to complete tasks and duties effectively and efficiently. * Delivering presentations and training sessions, including to those who may not have a prior background in this technical area. * Understanding of Local Authority governance processes and Constitution. If this Lawyer position is of interest to you, please apply with a copy of your CV. Please note - due to the number of applications we receive we are only able to contact those candidates that are successfully shortlisted for the position. If you do not hear from us within 7 days of your application, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Sure Start Staff acts as an Employment Agency for permanent roles and an Employment Business for temporary opportunities

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