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        Legal Counsel – Procurement

        Job number

        Salary

        c. £90,000 per annum + benefits

        Sector

        Central government

        Function

        Legal & Governance

        Location

        London

        Job Type

        Permanent

        Support the General Counsel function in connection with the legal operating framework for the Programme as Legal Counsel – Procurement

        Key accountabilities and responsibilities

        • Provide legal advice in support of all aspects of the procurement process, including contract negotiations, for project contracts and contracts relating to corporate services.
        • Advise on contractual risk profiles and provide proactive support and guidance on risk mitigation.
        • Provision of legal advice in support of contract management across the Programme.
        • Provide a partnering approach to all functions, advising generally (or working with externallegal advisers as appropriate) on legal matters relevant to the effective functioning of the oganisation.
        • Lead on aspects of legal compliance and provide support on corporate governance matters, including the validation and development of existing governance and compliance frameworks, for example FOI and data protection.
        • Manage relationships with external legal advisers as required to ensure appropriate, timely and cost-effective support.

        Qualifications, skills and experience essential

        • Solicitor admitted to practice in England & Wales
        • Demonstrable experience and expertise (appropriate to PQE) in the key activities outlined above, with an emphasis on:
          • Public procurement, and
          • project or construction contracts with an awareness of industry standard forms
        • Ability to work with significant autonomy.
        • Highly motivated, proactive and solution focussed with demonstrable problem solving skills
        • Aptitude for contract negotiations with proven results
        • Excellent, written and oral communication skills with the ability to tailor materials for difference audiences
        • Proven experience in establishing effective relationships with colleagues, senior management and key stakeholders with the ability to influence decisions using experience gained in a similar environment
        • Experience of working effectively both independently, and as part of a team with the confidence to make decisions

        Contact Niraj Thakkar at either nirajthakkar@allenlane.co.uk or to discuss your suitability.

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        Niraj Thakkar

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