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Commercial Contracts and Procurement Solicitor

North Yorkshire County Council
£32,910 to £43,857
Closing date
7 Nov 2021

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Corporate Services, Finance, Legal, Member Services, Policy
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Full time
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Job Details

Our Legal and Democratic Service is responsible principally for ensuring the legality of the Council’s operations and decision-making, providing high quality support to elected members, the Council, the executive, committees, directorates and external clients, as well as supporting the democratic processes. Our Service is also responsible for supporting the promotion of high ethical standards within the organisation. Due to positive growth we are looking for Solictors to join our Commercial Contracts and Procurements team.

Flexible working arrangements to suit you.

We offer high quality, high profile work with various flexible working hours available to those who have had a career break looking to return to work with hours to suit their personal circumstances. Retired Solicitors looking for some part time hours, nearly retired Solicitors looking to reduce their hours prior to retirement, or Solicitors looking for a work life balance such as Monday to Friday working within our core hours of 08:30 to 5. We also offer flexi-time for those who work over their hours, allowing you the flexibility to take precious time off for any event. 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. You may also benefit from homeworking with an occasional requirement to work from the office.

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.

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.

Our job description is generic covering a broad range of services we provide, you will not be expected to complete all of these as part of your role. We would encourage you to discuss this and our flexible working options with Catriona Gatrell Head of Legal Corporate at or Senior Solicitor Sarah Morton at

Locations: Homeworking with an expectation to work from County Hall on occasions.

Key dates:

Closing date: 7th November

Interview date: Mid November 2021


The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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0845 872 7374
County Hall
North Yorkshire
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