Join an exciting Legal Service
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Our Legal Services team provides comprehensive legal services to the council and to our external clients. We are a busy, friendly team and pride ourselves on the quality and responsiveness of our service. The team plays a pivotal role in supporting the council’s high profile and ambitious programme of regeneration and its commercial aspirations, as well as its preparation for it year as the London Borough of Culture 2020.
This is an exciting new role that has been established in our busy and growing contracts team primarily to support two key council projects. The council will be the London Borough of Culture for 2020 and this post will be supporting the preparations for this. The post holder will also be support the council’s project to review its major Environmental Services contracts due to expire in 2023, to ensure these services are delivered in the future in the best way for residents and the council.
As a contracts lawyer, you will have a sound understanding of procurement regulations and statutory processes that apply within local government. You will be a strong team player with enthusiasm for the two projects that will be the primary focus of this role.
Closing Date: 4th August 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: W/C 2nd September 2019
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.