• Lancashire County Council
  • Full Time
  • Preston
Lancashire County Council

Job Description

| Salary 38,890-43,857 per annum | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week | Commercial, Procurement & Property |

Commercial Lawyers (Two Roles)

Lancashire's Legal (Commercial & Procurement) team deals with a wide variety of high value and complex commercial legal matters including drafting and amending contracts and procurement documents, negotiating with third parties and advising on tenders. We advise on a broad range of projects including Redefining Lancashire economic development work, highways, infrastructure, insourcing and outsourcing of council functions and the council's commercialisation agenda.

Both roles involve advising on the application of the council's constitution, relevant procurement legislation, subsidy control, grant funding and a variety of other commercial matters, with the opportunity to work on high value and strategic projects.


This role will be primarily a general commercial lawyer post. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to advise the council's Pension Fund on a range of contract and commercial matters, including discharge of functions and liability agreements relating to the pension administration and investment functions carried out by Local Pensions Partnership Ltd, along with associated transactional work.


This role will be primarily a general commercial lawyer post. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to advise the council's new Digital Service on a range of contract, commercial and procurement matters, including the procurement of hardware and software, software licences, the use of third-party frameworks and the council's role as a communications provider.

All successful applicants will need to have been admitted as a Solicitor or called to the Bar or be a Chartered Legal Executive.

Desirable requirements:

  • Demonstrable commercial background, with credit given for the breadth and depth of experience that a candidate can demonstrate
  • Experience of local authority legal work with an appreciation of the requirements of adhering to our constitution and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
  • We will consider lawyers with commercial experience from any setting as well as newly qualified lawyers who can demonstrate a strong work ethic and professional attitude.

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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