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Lawyer- Commercial Services

Lawyer- Commercial Services

The West Yorkshire combined authority is seeking a Lawyer specialising in Commercial Services to join their Legal, Governance & Compliance Team.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the team that will shape the West Yorkshire region.

It is a permanent position which will be looking for someone from mid to end of April, happy to discuss notice.

The Role

The Lawyer will act as a senior legal advisor, supporting the Principal Lawyer and Service Lead to provide a quality commercial legal service to the Combined Authority.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Combined Authority's officers, external stakeholders, partner authorities and West Yorkshire Police to provide robust legal advice to the Combined Authority's Policing & Crime team in relation to procurement, the implementation and delivery of major projects and schemes, funding arrangements, contracts and general commercial law and practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting, negotiating and interpreting commercial contract documentation in connection with the procurement's of goods and services by the Combined Authority

  • Advising on the implementation and interpretation of Public Procurement Regulations, the organisation's standing orders, tender procedure and all other relevant statutory legislation to ensure legal compliance at all times

  • Working closely with the Combined Authority's Commercial Service, advising on the commercial aspects of all procurement


  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister entitled to hold a practising certificate or full CILEX (Fellowship) qualification with recent post-qualification experience, ideally in a public sector organisation

  • Significant experience of successfully working as a legal advisor at a senior level within one or more areas of the Legal Commercial Service


The salary progression for this position is £48,069 - £54,690.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this Advisory Lawyer position, please submit your CV to me on or 01772208969 .

If you know someone who may be interested in this post, please send over the advert as we offer a £250 referral bonus if a candidate is placed.