Corporate and Commercial Lawyer
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
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About the team we are recruiting to
We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.
The Corporate and Commercial Team in Coventry Legal Services is responsible for providing a wide range of commercial and property advice to the Council in respect of the Council’s day-to-day procurement and contractual matters along with the Council’s largest major project schemes. The successful candidate will manage a caseload including but not limited to contractual matters, funding agreements, collaboration agreements, provision of procurement and subsidy control advice, and providing legal advice to the client departments, stakeholders, and senior officers.
What is the job role?
The Corporate and Commercial team is looking for a qualified and experienced Lawyer to join it as soon as possible. If successful, you will be part of a friendly and supportive team that deals with drafting and negotiating a range of commercial agreements and providing a range of advice on procurement law, subsidy control, and contractual matters to various officers and Directors within the Council.
The work will be varied and shall include drafting and negotiating goods and services contracts, framework agreements, funding agreements, variation to existing contracts and collaboration agreements, and providing a range of advice on procurement law, subsidy control and contractual matters.
Now is an exciting time to join Coventry, we are firmly focused on regeneration and income generation with major developments and new projects taking place across the city. As part of your role within the Corporate and Commercial Team you will have the opportunity to assist (with support) in the delivery of some of the exciting projects throughout the City.
We occupy a modern building right by Coventry Train station so we are easily accessible by public transport.
We are proud supporters of agile and hybrid working enabling a good work-life balance. Furthermore, legal services use a case management system but do not require time recording as per private solicitor organisations.
Who are we looking for?
You will have the ability to deal with a demanding caseload, with excellent client care skills, and an eagerness to provide a high-quality legal service to our clients senior managers and elected members. You will be self-motivated and organised with a track record of meeting strict deadlines and timescales.
When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please include/ demonstrate the following:
- A Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow).
- Understanding of procurement law and subsidy control relevant to a Local Authority.
- Dealing with a range of commercial matters including goods and services contracts, framework agreements, funding agreements, grant agreements, collaboration agreements and other associated agreements and documents.
- Knowledge and understanding of local government
Please contact the Corporate and Commercial Team Manager (Gurbinder Singh Sangha) on 02476 972 072 if you wish to have an informal discussion about this exciting role.
Once you submit your application it will be shortlisted and if it meets the criteria you will be invited for an interview. If a successful candidate is offered, this position will be withdrawn before the closing date.
As a Council we recognise that our workforce is not representative of the communities that we serve, particularly at senior leadership level; therefore, we welcome applications from candidates who are from minority ethnic backgrounds, have a disability or who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies
Coventry City Council