City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Lawyer/Senior Lawyer (Commercial)

Bradford, West Yorkshire
£33,437 - £43,821 pa (pro-rata for part time hours) Starting salary dependent on experience
13 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017
Contract Type

Lawyer/Senior Lawyer (Commercial)

Corporate Services City Solicitors Office Legal Services

Property, Commercial and Development Law Team

PO3 - PO6: £33,437 - £43,821 pa (pro-rata for part time hours) Starting salary dependent on experience

subject to a career grade

1 x Full time 37 hours per week


Based in City Hall, Bradford

This is a great opportunity to work in a thriving City with award winning parks, nature reserves, historic architecture, museums, galleries and first class leisure facilities Bradford Metropolitan District has it all. You will be based in Bradford City Centre in the Grade One Listed City Hall and have all the benefits of the cultural, retail and leisure facilities that Bradford has to offer as the 4th largest Metropolitan District.

The Council’s general conditions of employment apply including 8 statutory holidays, 27 days’ annual leave and flexible working.

You will assist the Team Leader (TL) and Deputy Team Leader (DTL) of the Property Commercial and Development (PCD) Law Team in providing a high quality legal service primarily working in the area of commercial, contract, procurement and pensions law in a wide range of matters; receiving guidance and supervision from the TL and DTL and support from colleague lawyers where appropriate.

The successful candidate will be required to exercise professional judgment and make all day-to-day operational decisions on allocated matters and cases in the context of legal advice and assistance given to Council Officers and its elected Members.

You will be expected to influence and negotiate with contacts both internal and external to the Council. Contacts will include officers at Chief Executive Level and below, elected members, regulatory bodies, other Council staff, private practice solicitors and barristers and other professionals involved primarily in the area of work of commercial law issues etc. and to give appropriate advice and assistance to officers and members in the matters allocated to the post holder. From time to time the post holder may be required to assist in the other areas of work of the PCD legal team in response to the requirements placed on the Council’s Legal Service.

To provide professional legal services to the Council and its officers and members across all departments of the Council and portfolio holders as may be required from time to time. To achieve PO5-6 the post-holder will require at least 5 years’ experience of commercial law issues etc gained while practicing as a solicitor, barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives; less than 5 years may be acceptable for an outstanding candidate.

The post holder will be a solicitor entitled to practice in England and holding a current practicing certificate, a barrister entitled to practice in England and holding a current practicing certificate or a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criterion under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

For further information regarding this post please contact Michael Bowness on 01274 432496 or Richard Winter on 01274 434292 or Andrew Thomas on 01274 434198 To apply, please click APPLY.

Closing Date: 26th November 2017

Interviews: Week Commencing 4th December 2017.

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