Principal Commercial Lawyer
An opportunity has arisen for a talented commercial lawyer to join Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council’s Legal Team as Principal Commercial Lawyer.
As the Principal Commercial Lawyer, you will be responsible for providing expert legal advice and support on a variety of commercial contracts and procurement matters. You will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including senior management, procurement teams, and various business units, ensuring legal compliance, mitigating risks, and optimising commercial outcomes.
In addition to a competitive salary, they provide a comprehensive benefits package, including local government pension, generous annual leave, and flexible and hybrid working arrangements.
- Manage a varied commercial caseload and advise on complex legal issues
- Draft, review, and negotiate a range of commercial contracts
- Advise on public procurement regulations, tendering processes, and contract management
- Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders and promote effective decision-making
- Liaise with external legal counsel and manage relationships with external stakeholders
- Qualified solicitor or barrister
- Experience advising on commercial law and procurement
- Knowledge of UK commercial law and public procurement regulations
- Experience in handling commercial negotiations
- Experience drafting and reviewing commercial contracts
- Local authority experience (desirable but not essential)
- Hybrid working with significant remote working
- Formal policy allowing for flexible working
- Generous annual leave entitlements
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme
- Relocation package if eligible
Please apply be emailing your CV Nik Stoate at Venn Group at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Principal Commercial Lawyer