Senior Legal Officer (Commercial)

Reference: JUL20211951
Expiry date: 16:00, 30 July 2021
Location: Manchester
Salary: £51,252.00 – £57,688.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Free rail or Metrolink travel to/from work within Greater Manchester and free bus travel within Greater Manchester.
Duration: 2 Year FIxed Term Contract
Attachments: FCS62CareerGradeLegalOfficer-SeniorLegalOfficer.doc

Are you seeking a senior in-house legal role that offers the opportunity to work on high profile, high value contracts? Are you interested in being at the heart of the continued development of Greater Manchester’s public transport infrastructure?    

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) oversees public transport in Greater Manchester, delivering and improving transport services, facilities and information to make travel easier for everyone. This is a busy and exciting time for us: under the devolution agreement, and with Greater Manchester at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, transport will play a vital role in supporting growth and prosperity in the UK’s largest regional economy outside London.

TfGM has an exciting opportunity for a qualified senior solicitor to support the commercial workload. As part of a supportive and valued legal team, you will be exposed to a diverse and interesting workload together with other general areas of law depending on experience. You will receive support from a highly experienced in-house team and as part of the senior legal team you will help to mentor and develop more junior legal officers.

You will have significant proven experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts with the ability to manage a large caseload of commercial contracts as well as managing the legal commercial workstream on projects and procurements, advising on contracting strategy, commercial terms and risk.   As a senior member of the legal team, you will also be able to demonstrate sound commercial acumen and the understanding of risk and mitigation. Experience in other fields of law including public law and administration, equalities and transport regulation would be beneficial to the role.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their role as a senior commercial lawyer in an in-house environment.

This is a 2 Year Fixed Term Contract opportunity.

In return, as well as a competitive salary, we offer a fantastic range of benefits, including:

  • Free Rail or Metrolink travel to and from work within the Greater Manchester boundary
  • Free bus travel within Greater Manchester
  • 27 days holiday per annum
  • Access to the local government pension scheme
  • Dynamic Working

TfGM encourages candidates to discuss flexible working options at any stage of the recruitment process.

The salary range for this role is £51,252- £57,688 per annum.  Salary on appointment will be dependent upon your skills and experience.

TfGM welcomes and encourages applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are actively building a diverse workforce and want to create an inclusive environment, as we recognise the importance of our workforce reflecting the communities we serve.

If you see yourself as part of this team and have the skills and experience we are seeking, we would really like to hear from you!

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