Join our friendly and professional legal department and explore what the future could look like with Hampshire County Council.
Hampshire County Council is recognised nationally as one of the highest performing local authorities in the UK. A forward-looking local authority, it offers a pleasant working environment, flexible working, an excellent work/life balance, a commitment to training and development and a central and well-connected Head Office location in the heart of the city of Winchester.
The Commercial Contracts and Procurement team is a supportive unit who enjoys working across a wide range of projects. Taking on tasks that are as challenging as they are rewarding, our people advise on complex large-scale projects that enable the departments and external clients to achieve their ambitious targets.
We have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced and qualified commercial contracts and procurement lawyer (qualified Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Executive or equivalent) to join the Hampshire Legal Services’ Commercial Contracts and Procurement Team. This is an in-house lawyer role where you will work individually and as part of a friendly team, taking on a complex caseload to provide professional and commercial advice to client departments and a wide range of other organisations delivering public services, such as fire and rescue authorities, national park authorities, maintained and academy schools and police and crime commissioners.
You will have experience and a thorough working knowledge of commercial contract, procurement, joint working and company law. We are looking for a lawyer who is able to demonstrate: good legal skills and judgment; a pragmatic solution focussed approach; strong client relationship and communication skills; an ability to work in a team with a collaborative approach; and, an ability to prioritise effectively and to work independently to meet deadlines.
The work we do is highly valued, important, and fundamental to the County Council’s corporate priorities, so you will need to be highly resilient and motivated. We offer a unique level of support that provides a valuable opportunity to further your career in our well-respected team.
What we can offer you
Here at Hampshire Legal Services we pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of the difference we can make. We enable the County Council to make positive changes and deliver more for residents across the County. Already one of the largest local authority legal teams in the country, the demand for our services is increasing and this is creating new opportunities. This role offers the chance to work at the heart of Local Government and to contribute towards the vision for Hampshire County Council’s future.
Hampshire County Council offers excellent benefits, including access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, family friendly policies and flexible working. We envisage that this role can be carried out largely remotely but with some office-based working required to support business needs.
To learn more about Hampshire Legal Services please visit our website
Additional Role Information:
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