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Commercial Lawyer

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
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£34,538 - £38,237 pa
Job term:
Full Time
Closing Date
10 May 2017
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37 hpw. We will consider job share for this position.

Based in Lowestoft or Woodbridge.

Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council are leading the way as a progressive local authority partnership and we are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone living in, working in and visiting east Suffolk.

We are currently working towards a full merger, which will create the largest district council in the country - delivering vital services to those who need them most. It is a truly exciting time to join us.

We are recruiting for a Commercial Lawyer to join our talented and dynamic legal team. If you are looking for your next challenge in a progressive and forward thinking organisation, we would like to hear from you.

You will lead and provide accurate up to date legal advice on procurement and contracts across both councils and work on various corporate projects. You will support corporate initiatives and projects relating to procurement and contracts including the development of a commercial approach and innovative ways of working. You will also carry out line management responsibilities in supervising an Assistant Lawyer.

With demonstrable experience of working at a senior level on procurement and contracts, you will also be experienced at building and maintaining effective relationships with staff and partners at all levels.

Our councils are proud to offer great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long term, so we will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation.

There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose built brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking. 

For an informal discussion regarding these fantastic career opportunities, please contact Christopher Bing, Legal Services Manager on (01394) 444408.

To apply, please download an application form from the right and return your completed form to: hr@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing date: 1pm, 10 May 2017.
Interview date: 22 / 23 May 2017.

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