Senior Lawyer – Local Enterprise Partnership


Brighton & Hove


Senior Lawyer – Local Enterprise Partnership

Brighton & Hove City Council is recruiting a Part Time (4 days) Senior Commercial and Governance Lawyer (3 year fixed term contract).

This is a rare opportunity to join a Lexcel accredited, highly skilled and supportive legal service as a Senior Lawyer reporting to the Head of Commercial Law. The Council has been selected to act as Accountable Body to the Coast2Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). This role will act as Deputy Monitoring Officer to the LEP and advise both the Council and the LEP on a range of commercial and governance issues. LEPs are local business led partnerships between local authorities and businesses and play a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs. The vision of the Coast2Capital LEP is ‘to build back stronger, smarter and greener – working with our partners to make a difference to people and places and ensuring that our region is a fantastic place to live, grow and succeed.’

You will attend LEP Committees and Board meetings and a confident and commercial attitude is essential. You will also work on the Council’s major projects so experience of contracts and procurement law is highly desirable. An understanding of the subsidy control regime would also be beneficial.

You can access the full job details by clicking  here.

Closing date: 16th March, 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 22nd March 2021 (All interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.)

Please contact Alice Rowland, Head of Commercial Law, on (01273) 291503 or if you would like to discuss the role.

This role is a 4 day week post, fixed term for 3 years. We are open to further flexibility in relation to hours of work and also in terms of work location.