Senior Lawyer

Job Details

Kirklees council are looking for an Senior Lawyer s to work as a senior member of the Contracts and Commercial Team providing customer focused legal support at a senior level to Members and Officers of the Council and others in a proactive enabling manner to facilitate, as far as possible within the law, the policy objectives of the Council.


Provide a full range of legal support to client services, external customers, Councillors, and
others primarily in respect of procurement, contracts, commercial, company law and other
• Advise on Public Procurement and other relevant law (e.g., TUPE, Freedom of Information
and Data Protection) and the Council’s Constitution.
• Draft reports, tender documentation, contracts, and other commercial documents and
advise succinctly in connection with such matters, relevant law and Council policy and
procedures. You will be expected to deal with framework agreements, IT contracts, social
care contracts, building and civil engineering contracts and grant agreements).
• Carrying out company secretarial tasks and other legal support as may be required to
protect Kirklees Council’s interests in companies and other partnership vehicles.
• Presentations to, and conduct training for, Members, Kirklees staff and others concerning
relevant legal matters.
• Support in connection with litigation, tribunals, arbitration and other dispute resolution
proceedings and hearings and advise upon the merits and settlement of claims.
• Contribute as part of a corporate team to the formulation of policy initiatives and the
implementation and monitoring of such policies.
• Support to other members of the team and assist supervision and mentoring of junior staff.
• Other tasks as reasonably requested by the line manager.
• Build effective working relationships with client services
• To inform senior staff of matters which are critical, politically sensitive, or high profile and
report to the Legal-Head of Corporate Head of Legal Services any issues in respect of
service delivery.
• Undertake legal work on behalf of WYLAW Councils if required to do so.


payrateL£ 25.25 umbrella