Senior Lawyer – Contracts

Location:

Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

30 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: PO6 (£51,093 – £54,129) – PO7 (£56,172 – £59,328)
Work Location: Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TR
Hours per week: 36 per week
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 30th June 2024 at 23:59

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture. Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the role

The senior contracts lawyer will be required to provide advice on a mixed caseload and lead on a range of diverse and complex matters.  The ability to work on a full and varied caseload, is essential. Candidates with relevant experience from both the public and private sector are encouraged to apply. Candidates with private sector experience must have a solid understanding of how local authorities operate and demonstrate their ability to transfer knowledge and skills to successfully deliver a service within a local government context. As an experienced contracts lawyer, you will have a sound understanding and extensive experience of drafting, procurement regulations and statutory processes relevant with local government. You will be a strong team player, able to play an effective influencing role in project teams, with enthusiasm for delivering on projects. The post holder will also support the Principal Lawyer and deputise in the absence of the Principal Lawyer.

About the team

We have a highly regarded collaborative, supportive and friendly team which is central to the wide range of work connected with Haringey’s projects and ambitious plan across the borough.  You will be part of a team of 7 in a Lexcel Accredited legal service. You will benefit from working alongside experienced colleagues who are helpful and have had exposure to multiple high value and complex contract and procurement matters and who are happy to share their knowledge.

About you

The successful candidate will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Filex with at least 2-4 years recent post qualification experience with a current practising certificate, and ideally have a strong knowledge and experience of local authority contracts and procurement law. Candidates with relevant experience from both the public and private sector are encouraged to apply. Candidates with private sector experience must have a solid understanding of how local authorities operate and demonstrate their ability to transfer knowledge and skills to successfully deliver a service within a local government context. The successful candidate will be expected to ably conduct straightforward and complex matters, building positive relationships with client officers and be comfortable working in a busy but supportive team.  You will have excellent communication, drafting skills and the ability to provide legal advice to a variety of audiences including to senior officers.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 30 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.

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