Commercial Contracts and Procurement Solicitor

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£32,910 to £43,857
04 May 2021
18 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type

Locations: County Hall, Northallerton or Selby District Council – this role can be homeworking with an expectation to work from County Hall or Selby on occasions.

Contract: Maternity Cover – up to 12 months

Hours: 37hrs per week

We are looking for a Solicitor/Barrister who can join our team to provide legal support to assist the Council.

The role

As a Commercial Contracts and Procurement Solicitor, you will advise on procurements and drafting terms and conditions on a wide variety of commercial contracts. You will have some qualified experience and have the opportunity to be involved in high profile work. Support will be provided in any areas of the law where the candidate has not had the relevant experience.

You will be part of a supportive team of professionals with variable workloads, having the opportunity to learn and develop in other disciplines within our service.

You will have a fine eye for detail and thrive in a fast-paced environment with a dynamic and varied work load.

To be successful you must:

  • Hold a qualification as a Lawyer, Barrister or FILEX;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of law in one of the areas within the portfolios.  A more in depth knowledge of the specific portfolio would be required for the top level of the role;
  • Have a working knowledge of Court procedures and of attending Court if relevant to the portfolio assigned;
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively in writing to produce documents in a range of formats and style to suit a range of audiences and produce a representative record of meeting discussion and actions;
  • Have an ability to interact positively with colleagues, clients and elected Members.

Knowledge or experience of working in Local Authority is advantageous but not essential, we would welcome applications from the private sector

Flexible Working Opportunities

As an organisation, we strongly believe in promoting a work life balance, with flexible working opportunities and modern technology you will be able to deliver your role to suit both your personal and our business needs. Our core hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00, but with our flexible arrangement, you may work your contracted hours around your personal circumstances with the additional benefit of collating flexi hours. You may also benefit from homeworking with an occasional requirement to work from the office.

Benefits for Working for us.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, we can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and supportive team. We offer exceptional company benefits such as salary sacrifice schemes in technology, professional qualifications and green car schemes.

You will also benefit from a variety of competitive employee rewards such as generous leave entitlement and local government pension scheme. We also offer discounted retail offers and health schemes to name but a few. More information is found in our Total Rewards Brochure.

If you are interested in playing a key part in our Legal team and would like to have an informal conversation, please contact Catriona Gatrell Head of Legal Corporate at or Senior Solicitor Sarah Morton at to fix up a time for a chat.

To apply click on the apply button below or alternatively email your CV to

Key dates:

Closing date:  18 May 2021

Interview date: Late May 2021