Lawyer – Commercial, Procurement and Projects

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: APR20212422

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£35,744 - £39,880 Per Annum

Closing date

14 May 2021

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

We are looking for a skilled professional to join our legal team, to provide quality advice and support to all departments of the Council on a wide range of matters relating to procurement, commercial, and local government law. 

The role will involve working closely with a range of departments across the council.

You will have your own case load consisting of a variety of procurement, projects, and contract matters.

What you’ll need to succeed

You need to have experience of preparing all necessary legal documentation in respect of routine / noncomplex cases using precedent documentation and assisting with complex work as part of a project team as required and be able to work on more complex matters, and demonstrate an interest in developing inter-disciplinary legal skills.

What you’ll get in return

An excellent package of benefits, including:

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Excellent working environment;
  • Membership to a fantastic pension – the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Up to 30 days annual leave;
  • 12 days additional flexi leave per year (subject to operational requirements);
  • Option to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave;
  • Staff discounts for travel/ local concessions;
  • Cycle to work / car benefit scheme;
  • Season ticket loans;
  • Discounted membership at a multi-site leisure centers within the city of Portsmouth.
  • Opportunity for remote working but there will be a need to come into the office on occasions.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.