Grade 8 - Up to £45,576pa
OneSource legal services is one of the most successful shared services in the country with over 70 fee earners providing comprehensive legal services to two Councils, schools and council owned companies. We are Lexcel accredited and have made significant improvements since becoming an integrated team. Over 90% of our clients rate our case work as good or excellent. We are constantly looking for better ways to deliver legal services and we hope you will want to be part of this exciting challenge.
About the Job
We can offer a range of engaging work covering commercial matters from contracts, procurement, concessions, grants, companies, pensions, inter-authority arrangements, out/insourcing; to name but a few, in a dynamic business environment. Our Councils are delivering some of the largest estate regeneration, affordable housing and construction programmes in London and this is the best time to be part of some really exciting projects.
The team is based in stunning modern offices in the Royal Docks overlooking London City Airport, directly next to public transport to central, north, east and south east of London and neighbouring home counties. From time to time our officers are required to travel to client offices within London Boroughs of Newham and Havering. We are at present largely working from home and have suitable technology, hardware and support made available to all staff.
You will be a qualified lawyer with a good understanding of the workings of local government including its financial, legal and political context. You will provide legal expertise in Contract and Procurement Law; contributing to the delivery of high quality, solution focused legal work, to clients in both Newham and Havering including a range of council owned companies.
You will have excellent legal research skills including using online resources and have the ability to apply this to practical situations. Possessing good oral and written communication skills you will be adept at drafting concise, comprehensive contracts, letters and other formal legal documentation.
In addition you will possess commercial awareness and understanding of client needs alongside excellent client care skills.
We welcome applications from those who are newly qualified and keen to develop into a commercial lawyer role. We recognise the importance of developing and supporting staff in their roles and have established arrangements for training and development.
We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees.
The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.
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The closing date: - 3^rd July 2022 at 11:59pm
Please contact Eylon.Hector@oneSource.co.uk for further information or please visit www.havering.gov.uk/jobs
Please submit your C.V. with a covering letter outlining how you would be suitable for the role with due regard to the person specification attached to the job description.
Good luck with your application.