Contracts Lawyer

England, Bedfordshire
£50 - £60 per hour
30 May 2023
13 Jun 2023
Lewis Dainty
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Contracts
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Contracts Lawyer

Salary: £50 - 60 per hour umbrella (Locum / Interim)

Location: South East

Working: Remote

About the Contracts Lawyer Role:

Sellick Partnership are proud to be working with an exceptional shared legal services team in the heart of the South East. We are looking for an Contracts / Procurement Lawyer to join a large alternative business structure operating on behalf of public Sector Clients which includes local government. This is an exciting opportunity to join a large shared service arrangement on a locum or interim basis which prides itself on being one of the market leaders for undertaking public sector work in the East Midlands and South East.

Using a 'virtual' legal office, the organisation seamlessly deploy the capacity of their entire team to support all of their clients, wherever they are based. They offer the benefit of carefully developed business processes and the latest case management technology to ensure client matters are dealt with efficiently and expeditiously.

Having obtained and maintained LEXCEL accreditation, the Law Society's quality mark, their team ensures a level of resilience which is not deliverable within smaller teams. They are also excellent value for money - a key factor in their expansion.

Key Responsibilities of the Contracts Lawyer role:

We are looking for 3+ years' recent experience dealing with the following matters:

  • Providing legal support and advice to local authority clients to progress and complete a procurement subject to the Public Contract Regulations. This includes assistance with preparing draft Ts&Cs, reviewing ITT documents, addressing clarification issues, addressing issues arising ahead of submission of tenders, advising on approach to procurement complaints or challenges, and finalising contracts
  • Drafting a variety of contracts for local authority clients including general Ts&Cs, grant funding agreements, inter-agency agreements, ESPO and CCS agreements, collaboration agreements and NHS funding agreements. This should include a range of types of contracts including ITT and public health
  • Assisting local authority clients to establish companies, providing company secretarial support, and advising on general corporate issues for local authority trading companies
  • Practical and recent knowledge in drafting Construction Contracts and associated documents on behalf of local authority clients, advising on issues arising in the preparation of and from construction contracts.

The role will be a remote working arrangement but you will have the opportunity to work from 1 of their 3 offices in central Northampton, Bedford or Cambridge up to 1 day per week should you need.

Benefits of the Contracts Lawyer role:

  • 1to1 Paralegal Support
  • Local Government Pensions Scheme - considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates
  • Flexible working arrangements - offer flexible hours and hybrid working which allows for remote working but also require regular office attendance with the aim to give everyone a balanced work/life ratio
  • Financial support with ongoing CPD training within or outside the organisation of up to £2, 500 following probationary period, for example higher rights course
  • Family Friendly policies including excellent Maternity, Paternity and Adoption entitlements
  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus public holidays. With the option to purchase more annual leave

We would be extremely interested in hearing from candidates with a private practice or public sector background.

How to apply for the Contracts Lawyer role:

To apply, please submit your CV and/or cover letter via this page or alternatively, contact Lewis Dainty in the Sellick Partnership Manchester office.

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