Help us shape vital services whilst building an outstanding career in law
At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we are focused on putting our residents and local businesses at the heart of every decision. From the policy decisions that we're making through to the services we are delivering; it is vital that we put the needs of our community first. We want to give everyone a great quality of life, with access to a comfortable home, sustainable and desirable employment options, and the chance to live and work in a healthy and safe environment. And our legal services play a vital role in achieving these goals.
Joining our highly dedicated, supportive team, you will gain the key skills needed to build a successful legal career. This is a great opportunity for a newly qualified lawyer to develop a solid foundation in both law and local government while you play a part in shaping how we deliver vital services.
As a solicitor in the Contracts and Procurement Team, you will give sound legal advice to council departments on all matters relating to your field. You will also carry out routine legal casework, draft reports, assist our senior solicitors and attend external meetings as one of our representatives.
You will contribute to the Service’s continuous improvement through implementing efficient office systems, and procedures and identifying training and innovation opportunities.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or fellow of CILEx entitled to practice in England and Wales. You will have some experience advising on contracts and procurement matters and combine this with a broad knowledge of local government law, good communication skills, influencing skills and IT literacy.
Join us, and you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants.
Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.
You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.
Interview date: Week commencing 17th October 2022
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.
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