Senior Commercial and Projects Lawyer

Salary £42,321 – £46,247

Closing Date 29th June 2022

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

We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities, such as transport, employment, culture, digital and housing. By using the devolved powers we have, we can make a real and meaningful difference to the lives of the people living, working and visiting the Liverpool City Region.

Since being created in 2014 and becoming a Mayoral Combined Authority in 2017 the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has grown exponentially.

Job Role

You will need to be a qualified solicitor, barrister or CILEX to undertake the role of Senior Commercial & Projects Lawyer.

The successful candidate will be responsible for advising upon, drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements for the LCRCA and Merseytravel, the Executive Body of the LCRCA and Passenger Transport Executive.

You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or CILEX with broad post qualification commercial experience.  Ideally you will also have some leadership and/or management experience.

Examples of the types of projects the postholder will have exposure to and be required to advise on include:

  • Purchase of new trains for the Merseyrail network
  • Housing First Pilot Scheme
  • Community Environment Fund
  • Devolution of the Adult Education Budget
  • Civil and structural engineering works across the City Region
  • Various grant funding arrangements across the City Region

This role represents a great opportunity to work within the LCRCA to help us achieve our aim.

What’s in it for you?

We are an extremely busy and fast-moving public sector legal team and with that comes a varied and interesting caseload. Our clients are all internal and therefore it is possible to build strong working relationships with them which allows you to feel part of the bigger team.

We work a 35 hour week with flexible working allowing you the flexibility to start and end your working day at various times.  There is currently flexibility for working from home and in the office too.   We can also take advantage of our free travel pass for buses, trains and ferries within the Merseyside area.

We receive 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays as well as good maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental leave.

Finally, being a public sector organisation, we are able to join the Local Government Pension Scheme which is a defined benefit scheme.

A more detailed description of the role including key responsibilities and requirements is contained in the attached Role Description.

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 29th June 2022 at 17:00.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.  To this end, we particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds,  who have a disability or are members of the Armed Forces, Reservists or Veterans.

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.

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