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Lawyer (Contracts)

  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 3/24/285372
  • Published: Tue 25/06/2024, 15:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,519 - £53,976
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated contracts lawyer to join Guildford's dynamic legal team. 

Providing legal advice and support to the Council your role will cover a wide range of contract, procurement and company matters as well as supporting major projects. Working closely with the Procurement team you will help to deliver effective and efficient advice to all services across the Council.  As part of the in-house legal team you will have the opportunity to help to shape the future for Guildford whilst working on development projects and advising on governance matters.  This is a really exciting time with the changes being introduced by the Procurement Act 2023 and you will be helping to lead the way with the introduction of the new legislation.

The legal team at Guildford works closely together, regularly holding social events to bring the team together and celebrate their hard work and successes throughout the year.  It is also a diverse team with a wide range of experience, and you will have the opportunity to grow and expand your knowledge with the support of the team whilst providing mentoring and guidance to colleagues.    

You must be a qualified solicitor, barrister, legal executive (Fellow) or equivalent with experience of dealing with contract matters and procurement. 

Although you will be based from our offices close to Guildford Town Centre we offer flexible working and will consider both full time and part time applications.  

In return, we offer an opportunity to undertake interesting, varied and high profile work, job satisfaction, training and work life balance.  In addition you will be rewarded with an attractive package of staff benefits which includes local government pension scheme membership, flexible work arrangements, remote working, generous leave, tax savings on child care costs, training and development, annual subscription for professional membership to a professional organisation and staff discounts.

For more information about the role, contact Tom Edwards, Principal Lawyer (Contracts) email tom.edwards@guildford.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications 21st July 2024

Proposed date for interviews week commencing 29th July 2024

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About Guildford

Guildford is a regional centre for leisure, business, education, shopping and culture set in beautiful countryside that includes the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guildford is a thriving market town and is a principal shopping destination with a vibrant night time economy. The town’s geographical location provides excellent transport links in all directions, London is just 30 minutes away on the train and the town is well-served by frequent bus routes and subsidised Park and Ride facilities.  All of this contributes to a quality of life that attracts many people to live, work in and visit Guildford.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment.  To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.

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  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 3/24/285372
  • Published: Tue 25/06/2024, 15:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,519 - £53,976
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

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