In House Solicitor/ Contracts Specialist

Location
England, South Yorkshire, Sheffield
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
09 Feb 2021
Closes
09 Mar 2021
Ref
JN -022021-2005449
Contact
Susan McNulty
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client a government owned plc is recruiting an in house solicitor / contracts specialist into their Commercial & Procurement Team.

Client Details

Our client a government owned plc is recruiting an in house solicitor / contracts specialist into their Commercial & Procurement Team.

Description

Some of the key responsibilities for this role will include as below

The primary responsibility is reviewing Commercial Contracts in relation to our clients suppliers in accordance with their supplier management risk statement and appetite; this will include reviewing, interpreting, drafting, amending and negotiating various types of commercial documents

Working collaboratively within the Commercial & Procurement team from a commercial law perspective

Supporting the business in the procurement and contract reviews process

Designing and delivering training and guidance for the wider Commercial & Procurement team and the business

Staying up to date with changes to relevant legislation, rules and regulations

Supporting and inputting into the design and production of management information, being accountable for producing contracting management information

Profile

Candidates from either a private practice or in house/ local authority background should apply for this role. Candidates with some of the below knowledge and experience might be a good fit for the role

Sound commercial awareness and judgement, with an ability to provide commercially focused contractual and commercial advice proportionate to the legal, reputational and operational risks inherent in the task at hand

Good technical drafting and negotiating skills are essential with knowledge of public procurement law, being a distinct advantage

Familiarity with IT contracts is desirable

An understanding of different contract structures including frameworks, single service agreements and supplier terms is a must

Knowledge of data protection, freedom of information law and IT/IP will be a distinct advantage

Prior in-house experience desirable but not essential

Job Offer

The salary is commensurate with market rates. Excellent benefits to include 30 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, 15% Pension Employer contribution, bonus, flexible home and office working.