Contracts & Procurement Lawyer

Venn Group
East Sussex
£45 per hour
Closing date
4 Feb 2021
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Job Details

We are looking for an experienced contract and procurement lawyer. Remote working is available after the induction period:

Essential Criteria

Key Skills & Abilities
• The ability to provide prompt and accurate legal advice
• Clarity in both written and oral communications
• The ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of personnel/organisations
• Negotiating and drafting skills
• The ability to analyse factual situations, research the relevant law and apply it
• The ability to work effectively with elected members
• Ability to draft complex and unusual documentation
• Ability to explain legal documentation to clients, including non specialists
• Ability to present complex arguments
• Ability to provide robust solutions to a variety of complex legal issues
• Political sensitivity and diplomacy
• Good understanding of Local Government practice and procedure

Education & Qualifications
• Practising Solicitor or Barrister

• Knowledge of the law and practice relating to Contract and Procurement Law
• Ability to demonstrate significant specialism or depth of knowledge in Contract and Procurement Law
• Knowledge of democratic and political aspects of local government

• Ability to demonstrate experience of conducting own caseload within defined areas of legal practice
• Experience of mentoring or guiding legal staff
• Substantial experience of legal work in Contract and Procurement Law
• Experience of effective risk management
• Recent local government experience

If you are interested in this position please get in touch with the Legal team on 020 7557 7667 or send an update CV to


Venn Group is an acknowledged leader in professional interim recruitment, dedicated to helping our clients fill critical skills gaps with experienced contractors, locums and temporary staffing solutions. 

Our specialist teams apply extensive sector knowledge to understand the complexities of each specific assignment, ensuring an effective process, tailored to your time frame and budget. Our interim business is complemented by dedicated permanent recruitment expertise.

Whether you are looking for exceptional people, who can make a positive difference from day one or you are looking for a new role, Venn Group can help.

We are positive, practical and collaborative and we would welcome the opportunity to deliver an outstanding service to you.

Essentially, we do our job, so you can get on with yours.

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