Major Projects Solicitor

Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Salary: £71,238 – £79,920
Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
Hours: 35 hours per week. hours are Flexible, and flexible working policies are in operation..
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 16/06/2024 at 23:59
Reference: CS/24/281316

About the Role

The Major Projects Solicitor will be responsible for protecting the interests of the Combined Authority and Merseytravel (together the Organisations) by advising upon, drafting, and negotiating complex legal agreements.

The post-holder will support both innovative and major development projects on behalf of the Organisations. These projects will make significant contribution to regeneration within the Liverpool City Region. This will require bespoke legal drafting and the development of novel legal solutions to secure client and regional objectives.

The successful candidate will be required to advise upon complex legal structures to secure project delivery and in some instances a financial return to the Organisations. Further the postholder will have the opportunity to provide advice to a range of public owned company entities.

You will provide comprehensive legal support, often alongside the Organisations Directors, to major projects from inception to post completion.

Preferably 35 Hours per week, hours are Flexible, and flexible working policies are in operation.

About the person

You will be a personable and approachable professional seeking your next challenge. You will have a proven track record of delivery, be looking to make a tangible difference and want to work in an exciting environment.

You will be a qualified solicitor or barrister with extensive, post qualification experience. You will have worked at a senior level within your current and/or former roles.

You will have experience of structuring financial deals and commercial legal experience is essential for this role and experience of drafting complex legal clauses and legal agreements to govern the management of Funds, and commercial contractual relationships with third parties.

You will have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead, inspire and motivate others within a culture of proactive service delivery and continuous improvement.

Have a flexible approach to working hours, locations and willingness to work flexibly as and when required.

Show a commitment to and understanding of equal opportunities.

Have a positive, flexible and responsive individual, with a dynamic and creative approach to problem solving.

If you think you match the job description and our values then click on the link to apply, indicating how you meet the person specification.

We are looking to Interviews on 21st June 2024 and 27th June 2024.

About the organisation

Our vision is to create a fairer, stronger and cleaner city region. Somewhere we can all be proud of, where no one is left behind. To make our vision a reality we’re looking for people, from all walks of life, who reflect the diversity of our communities, feel connected to our vision, and who role model our three behaviours.

We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities, such as transport, employment, culture, digital and housing.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone benefits from the decisions we make. We want to create an environment which allows our economy to thrive for the good of everyone who lives and works in Liverpool City Region

Staff benefits

Local Government Pension Scheme contributions between 5.5% and 12.5%
Generous holiday entitlement of 29 days rising to 34 days after 5 years service, as well as bank holidays and the option to buy 10 additional days
Free travel around Liverpool City Region with an All-Zone Metro card worth £1,450 per year plus All Zones Off Peak Trio ticket for your spouse or partner
Flexible and hybrid working
24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family and Free counselling service
Corporate discounts at council-owned gyms
Bike to Work Scheme
Coaching, mentoring, apprenticeships, and professional qualifications including paid membership fees and even a £1k interest free learning loan for any non-job-related learning

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all candidates who met the essential criteria in the job description and who have declared that they: have a disability, are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, are a member of a reservist or have close family links to a member of the Armed Forces as we are under-represented by people from these communities.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.


Please apply online via the link provided. Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (

Please note, CV applications will only be accepted alongside a completed personal and monitoring information online application form.