Senior Lawyer - Contracts, Procurement and Special Projects

£45,734 per annum Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your
05 May 2021
07 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in contracts and procurement law? We are looking to recruit a Senior Lawyer in the Council’s Contracts and Procurement Legal team where you will have an unrivalled opportunity to actively and strategically contribute to the future delivery of first-class legal services. Why not join our flexible, friendly and supportive team and make a real difference with the work you do!

Legal Services play a key role in delivering timely, clear and effective legal advice and representation to the Council. The Contracts and Procurement Team is responsible for supporting and advising the Council on an array of commercial related matters and can guarantee exposure to a breadth of work, so you never stop learning and developing your expertise! The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop leadership experience supporting the Contract Lawyers with more complex areas of law.

We are looking to recruit a flexible, motivated and ambitious lawyer with extensive experience of:
  • Demonstrable experience of providing advice and dealing with contract and procurement matters
  • An ability to manage your own caseload with minimum supervision alongside supporting junior members of the team
  • Flexibility to prioritise workloads and provide commercial and solution focus advice
  • A team player who supports colleagues and the work of the team
  • attendance at and positive contributions to strategic board meetings
  • advising senior officers and elected members of the Council
  • public procurement law and multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Experience of construction constructions would be desirable but not essential

To apply and be considered for this position you must be a qualified solicitor or barrister and your application will clearly evidence:

The administrative base for the Council’s Legal Services is Woodhatch Place (Reigate), however, the Council adopts an agile working policy with flexible working arrangements which includes access to our office in Weybridge as well as remote working. We intend to continue working in a flexible manner in the future. The team are very approachable (even when working remotely) so there will always be someone to provide you with support and discuss matters with.

For more information please find the full job description attached below. Please ensure you refer to this before you submit your application.

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Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Simoine Morgan-Barnes on 07971 651 580 or by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs sent by email.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 9th May 2021.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 17th May 2021.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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