• Senior Solicitor (Commercial) England
  • Homes England in England, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

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Location: Bristol, Coventry, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle or Northstowe with hybrid working

Salary: £54,422 - £64,025

Status: Permanent contract, full time

Closing Date: 12 May 2024

A bit about the role...

Working in a team with the Head of Legal Regeneration and Commercial, the Senior Solicitor (Commercial) will play a critical role in helping to deliver Homes England’s objectives by handling its commercial contracts. You will be joining our small, friendly and approachable team who are committed to providing first class legal advice to Homes England.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

- Preparing bespoke and standard form contractual documents, including framework call off agreements and IT contracts;

- Providing advice on contractual issues such as remedies for breach of contract, termination and variation, and mitigation strategies to manage risk;

- Deputising when required for the Head of Legal Regeneration and Commercial; and

... Managing and prioritising a high volume caseload, including those of a complex nature, efficiently and professionally.

This is a rare chance to be part of a fast growing, national organisation with real social purpose. Working with key stakeholders and a professional legal team you will ensure efficient, consistent and effective resolution of commercial law issues.

A bit about you…

As well as being able to draw on substantial legal experience in commercial contracts you’ll need real energy, be highly motivated and able to demonstrate your ability to work and succeed in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. You will be curious, adaptable, unfazed by ambiguity, and have strong intellectual and analytical skills.

Whilst the role will primarily focus on commercial contracts, an understanding of (or willingness to learn) public procurement law and other public sector regulatory regimes would be advantageous.

Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy. You will need to be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as a legal team. You will enjoy working in an innovative, fun and engaging way and be able to negotiate and persuade.

As an experienced Legal professional you’ll understand how to manage colleagues and be able to demonstrate you can work with others as part of a team in a collaborative, inclusive way.

Who are we?

Homes England : The Housing and Regeneration Agency

We believe that affordable, quality homes in well-designed places are key to improving people’s lives. As the government’s housing and regeneration agency, we create thriving new places and transform urban areas, combining the full breadth of our powers, expertise, land, capital and influence to bring investment to communities and get more homes built.

How? We form long-term partnerships that bridge the gap between the public and private sector to meet local needs and aspirations. We use our influence to champion the creation of sustainable homes, communities and places that are brilliantly designed for the people that live there now, and in the future. And we use our funding and support to build a more resilient, diverse and innovative housing sector, helping new entrants in the market, encouraging modern methods of construction and design, and promoting the utmost attention to building safety.

Together with our partners, we’re accelerating the pace of house building, remediation and regeneration across the country, as we seek to deliver ever more affordable homes in places people are proud to call home for generations to come.

What we offer...

As well as a competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are committed to 50/50 hybrid working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what matters to you.

Internal applicants: please note that if you are successful, the salary you are offered will be in accordance with our pay controls and pay policy. You can find these on the recruitment pages of the intranet.

We offer a defined benefit pension scheme.

If you ever need a bit of extra help, we have a great employee assistance programme, financial wellbeing support and access to many great discounts with leading high street names.

Our range of network groups are also there to support you to be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.

If you are a member of a professional body, we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your digital kit, you’ll be good to go.

Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We work to a 50/50 office/ home based model. Moving back into our office environments has enabled us to utilise our space and time together in the most collaborative way.

We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications.

We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme.

If your application is shortlisted to interview we will require you to provide proof of your right to work in the UK at this stage
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