Senior Legal Assistant (Contracts)
Permanent Part-time: 21.6 hours per week, (Working days can be flexible and to be agreed, but must include 2 fixed full days)
Sefton is a diverse and exciting Borough where people can enjoy work/life balance. It encompasses world-renowned nature reserves, thriving business and retail centres, top class leisure facilities and some of the best agricultural land and countryside locations in the country. With excellent links to Manchester and Preston, it is a central location for accessing the whole of the UK by road, rail or air. From vibrant town centres, intimate commuter towns, beautiful villages and stunning countryside or coastal locations, anyone can find their perfect home in Sefton.
Sefton Council’s Corporate Legal Services is comprised of four legal teams with administrative support. The Contracts and Employment Team provide legal services provide legal services in relation to all contract and procurement issues and employment law.
You hold a legal qualification such as CILEX or law degree and / or experience of working in a legal practice and have demonstrable experience of working with a variety of different types of contracts and of contract law.
You will be responsible for a varied caseload of contract work (including service contracts, contracts for goods and concession contracts, framework agreements and JCT/NEC construction contracts) and for legal advice and support to client departments with minimal supervision. You will coordinate the contract finalisation, preparation and execution process. You will also be expected to support the lawyers in the team on more complex cases and undertake research tasks as required, and to develop your understanding of public procurement and state aid.
Note that we cannot accept applications via links to cloud storage sites, and do not accept CVs in place of an application form.
Interviews are expected to be conducted during the week commencing 24 May 2021
Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).
Please fully complete the online application form.