Senior Commercial Contracts Lawyer

  • Job Reference: 6982210/001
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: Cambridgeshire, England
  • Salary: £43,000 to £49,500
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Senior Commercial Contracts Lawyer – Permanent – East Midlands – £43,000 to £49,500

Venn Group’s specialist legal team are delighted to be recruiting for a Senior Commercial Contracts Lawyer to join a dynamic Local Authority in the East Midlands on a permanent basis. This is a full time post, working 37 hours per week.

This role will be worked on a remote working basis for the foreseeable future, but there will be an expectation for this role to include an element of office working in the future.

The ideal candidate will be a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive possessing previous Commercial Contracts and Procurement experience gained working within Local Government and will have handled a broad range of Contracts matters in previous roles.

Duties will include:

  • Acting as a legal advisor to client organisations in contract and procurement law

  • Ensuring compliance with statutory duties and obligations

  • Preparing, negotiating and advising on all aspects of contract and procurement including PFI

  • Acting as a source of legal advice and support to internal and external stakeholders

  • Advising and negotiating on projects involving multiple stakeholders, including the third sector and charitable organisations

  • Representing clients in meetings and negotiations with third parties

  • Advising on any contractual implications relating to COVID-19

  • Building close working relationships with the Procurement Team

Benefits and entitlements:

  • Generous government pension scheme

  • In-house benefits scheme, offering discounts on a wide range of travel and retail outlets

  • Flexible working arrangements with flexible hours and remote working

  • First class maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements

  • A minimum entitlement of 25 days annual leave, plus public holidays

  • Option to purchase additional annual leave

This position offers a salary of £43,000 to £49,500 dependent on previous experience.

For further information, please contact Philippa Stoate or Will Pardoe on 0121 616 0660 or alternatively send your CV to

Venn Group aim to deliver the highest standards, so you can be assured your application will be handled with professionalism and care.

At Venn Group, we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours. However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to all applications individually. If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.