Senior contracts Lawyer
DEPARTMENT: CHIEF EXECUTIVES POSTHOLDER SECTION:
DESIGNATION OF POST: SENIOR CONTRACTS LAWYER
DUTIES OF POST Generally To be responsible to the Principal Lawyer, Development Services, for the conduct of legal work in respect of contract matters, the supervision and day to day management of lawyers and assistant lawyers and the provision of legal advice and support to Chief Officers.
1 To conduct and manage a range of complex legal casework at the highest professional level in respect of procurement and contracts, with specific emphasis on works and service contracts, agreements with consultants and service level agreements.
2 To advise on UK and European public procurement legislation.
3 To manage, motivate and develop lawyers and assistant lawyers and any assigned support staff, including providing professional direction and supervision, allocating work, determining and setting priorities and setting and monitoring standards of performance.
4 To participate as required in recruiting staff, to identify training needs and to assist in the provision and arrangement of training.
5 To interpret and draft reports on existing and proposed legislation, to prepare reports and advise Chief Officers and Members in formal and informal meetings on legal matters affecting the performance of the companies functions and to advise on changes in the law and recommend changes in policy and procedure.
6 On behalf of the company to negotiate with external lawyers, senior managers in government departments, public authorities and other organisations on matters relating to contracts in order to determine conditions and settlements that maximise the companies interests.
7 To attend and advise committees, working parties, case conferences and other meetings as required.
8 To recommend changes in procedures and policies, methods of working and drafting of documentation.
9 To train staff in client departments on procurement and contracts matters. RP / 065391 / 544942 Page 2
10 To assist the Principal Lawyer, Development Services, in preparing the team?s budgetary estimates and in the monitoring and controlling the budget to ensure the cost effective performance of the team.
11 To liaise with managers in client departments, keeping them informed of the progress of cases in accordance with Practice Management Standards and Service Level Agreements, monitoring work undertaken by external solicitors, and taking any other appropriate measures to ensure continued client satisfaction.
12 To maximise the use and effectiveness of computer systems.
13 To undertake any other work appropriate to the level and general nature of the post?s duties.
14 To carry out all duties with due regard to the provisions of health and safety regulations and legislation and the companies equal opportunities and customer care policies, quality service objectives.
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