Contract and Procurement Lawyer

Client: Thurrock Council

Location: Thurrock

Salary: £47,571 - £55,179

Closing date: Friday, 26 August 2022 23:30

Thurrock Council

Contract and Procurement Lawyer

Salary: £47,571 - £55,179 per annum

Permanent Contract

37 Hours per Week

We are now seeking a suitably qualified lawyer (either a solicitor, barrister, or fellow of CILEx) with experience in advising on public procurement and drafting contracts for works, services, supplies and concession contracts. This is an opportunity to be part of an ambitious and dynamic Council with a substantial growth and regeneration programme including the Purfleet and Tilbury regeneration, DP World Gateway Port and estate renewal programmes together with great transport links that can get you into London within 30 minutes.

The right candidate will build positive working relationships with colleagues and clients, be motivated and able to hit the ground running. You will also be able to manage a challenging case load, provide advice on complex matters and demonstrate highly developed negotiation and drafting skills.

As a member of the contracts and procurement team, you will play a key role in helping to achieve the ambitious agenda of a large unitary authority and its partners. You will also contribute to the achievements of Thurrock Legal by offering high calibre advice and maintaining 12 years of excellent Lexcel standards as well as being part of a team of experienced and friendly lawyers dedicated to making a positive contribution to the Council.

If you have the skills to help us further develop our service, we will reward you with the chance to fulfil your career aims together with market competitive remuneration and a commitment to agile working and professional development 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mandy Dhillon on Mandy.Dhillon@penna.com

Closing Date: Friday 26th August

Interview Date: w/c Monday 12 September 2022

Our vision – Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.