Principal Lawyer

City Hall

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 25th February 2020

Salary: £46752 - £50233

Job Reference: LCC01026

Hours: Full Time


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Job purpose

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the management team of Leicester City Council’s legal services on a fixed term basis. We are looking for a confident self-motivated individual to provide commercially focused legal advice, manage and lead the Commercial Team and act as lead lawyer on a range of high profile and challenging matters. You will work in a supportive environment with responsibility for a well-established team, in addition to having your own varied caseload of commercial, contract and general local government law matters.

You will need

You will be a Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive with substantial experience of PQE in the area of Commercial and Contract law.

With experience of managing, supervising and supporting a team, you will motivate and drive the team to deliver a comprehensive legal service to the council.

You will have experience of acting as the lead lawyer in commercial and contract law as well as experience of Local Government.

Your will have knowledge of commercial and contract (including public procurement) law, practice and procedure at an advanced level to provide clear and concise advice whilst having knowledge of the requirements of Local Government law, and the advising upon the associated restrictions and considerations

Additional information

1x Fixed Term contract for up to 12 months

Please complete our online application form, referring to the attached person specification and ensuring you tell us about your experience and knowledge where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach a CV please ensure this is tailored to the job requirements which will give you the best chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Emma Jackman, Head of Law – 0116 454 1426

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


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