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Contracts and Procurements Solicitor

  • Job reference: ZHCPS/05/04
  • Location: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: A new opportunity for a Contracts and Procurement Solicitor to join a busy local authority in Stoke-on-Trent. The role will involve dealing with a caseload of public procurement and contract matters.

Responsibilities include:
*To manage personal caseloads and handle aspects of work, including public procurement, commercial partnerships/joint ventures, strategic/urban regeneration, municipal trading, corporate governance, general contractual matters relevant to local authorities, charities, data protection/RIPA advice, FOI advice, financial assistance agreements, insolvency, leasing and loan agreements.

*To draft legal documents and attend committees, meetings and panels as a legal adviser and provide specialist legal advice.

*To assist in providing an efficient and effective legal support to the council, its committees and departments and support the principal solicitor/team manager in ensuring that services are meeting the business needs of the council and the service requirements of its customers are in line with strategic objectives.


Essential experience:
*Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive with a current practising certificate
*A minimum of 3 years PQE with a minimum of 2 years' experience in Contracts and Procurement
*Previous experience handling a complex caseload of procurement or contracts matters
*Previous experience working in local authority is preferable, however candidates with private practice or in house experience will be considered

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact Zakkiya Hussain:
Telephone: 01772 208969
Email: zakkiya.hussain@servicecare.org.uk.
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The benefits of working through Service Care Legal;
*Specialists legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Twice weekly payroll runs
*£250 training allowances
*Ltd and PAYE payment options available


Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.
We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact Zakkiya on 01772 208969 with any referrals.