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Lawyer (Procurement & Contracts and Litigation) - London Borough of Hackney

Closing date

16/05/2021

Salary

Salary Range: £46,536 - £48,576

Job description

Following a redesign of the way in which we provide legal services, exciting opportunities have arisen to join the progressive London Borough of Hackney Legal Service, where you will play a vital role in delivering the Mayor's Priorities and the Council's vision of keeping Hackney as a place for everyone.

We are currently looking to recruit to the following positions with the aim of developing an innovative and accessible service which contributes to the shaping of service delivery within a high profile Local Authority:

1 x lawyer with a focus on Procurement (36 hours per week, Permanent contract)

We are looking for practising lawyers (i.e. a qualified solicitor, a barrister who has completed pupillage or a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives) who are solutions focused and driven to achieve successful outcomes for our clients.

You will be responsible for a mixed caseload and must be proactive in dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters. Excellent communication skills are essential, but you will also exemplify the tact and discretion needed to handle sometimes highly confidential and sensitive matters.

Procurement and Contracts

The Procurement team advise on and undertake all aspects of procurement and commercial contracts work within a Local Authority setting including those covered by the Public Contracts Regulations. The scope of legal advice includes support with works and services agreements to all directorates of the Council dealing with estate regeneration, public health, leisure, education and other matters. We require lawyers with excellent professional knowledge, with good understanding of governance and an attention to detail. Inevitably you will demonstrate resilience and tenacity but above all you must have a real enthusiasm for this area of work.

1 x lawyer with a focus on General Litigation (36 hours per week, Permanent)

We are looking for practising lawyers (i.e. a qualified solicitor, a barrister who has completed pupillage or a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives) who are solutions focused and driven to achieve successful outcomes for our clients.

You will be responsible for a mixed caseload and must be proactive in dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters. Excellent communication skills are essential, but you will also exemplify the tact and discretion needed to handle sometimes highly confidential and sensitive matters.

General Litigation

The General Litigation team advise and undertake all aspects of litigation within a Local Authority setting. The focus being judicial reviews, Injunctions, commercial disputes, high level contract debt claims, commercial property litigation and prosecutions We require lawyers with excellent subject knowledge, with strong advocacy skills and an attention to detail. Inevitably you will demonstrate resilience and tenacity but above all you must have a real enthusiasm for this area of work.

This is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Hackney, a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. If you are a person who will truly live our organisational values: being open, ambitious, pioneering, inclusive, proactive and proud - proud of Hackney, of the Council, and of the work we do - then we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to have an informal chat about any of this roles please contact Georgia Lazari, Team Leader (Places) on 0208 356 1369 or Juliet Babb, Team Leader (Peoples) on 02082 356 6183.

To apply:

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 16 May 2021

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available hackneyworksjobs@hackney.gov.uk

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