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Commercial Lawyer


Commercial Lawyer
Job Description

The Scottish Government Commercial department, is seeking a highly skilled Commercial Lawyer to join their team.

As a Commercial Lawyer, you will be responsible for advising the Scottish Ministers on commercial matters.

This role is mainly remote working, so the candidate can be flexible over the whole of Scotland.


The ideal candidate will have a strong track record advising in the areas of Public Procurement Law, ideally with Subsidy Control/Competition Law experience.

In addition, the solicitor should be able to provide cover on general commercial matters and the post would suit a commercial lawyer who is keen to learn about or enhance their knowledge of public sector work.


The successful candidate will be comfortable advising with an element of autonomy on the new Subsidy Control regime and the Public Procurement in Scotland.

The team is collaborative, welcoming and supportive.

Training will be provided as appropriate.


Key Responsibilities

  • Providing clear and high-quality legal advice by managing information and interpreting data to enable sound decisions.

  • Building collaborative working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders and communicating complex issues effectively.

  • Organising own workload in an effective and flexible way to manage risk and respond to competing priorities.

  • Having a good understanding of public and administrative law in Scotland, or a willingness to learn.


  • Requirements

    • Qualified Solicitor with Law Society Accreditation.

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively.

    • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage workload effectively.

    • Ability to interpret data and make sound decisions.

    • Willingness to learn and develop knowledge of public sector work.


    Benefits

    • Flexible location, with the option for remote working.

    • Collaborative and supportive team environment.

    • Opportunity to enhance knowledge of public sector work.

    • Potential for contract extension.


    Application Details

    This is a full-time position with an expected minimum of 12 months, with the potential to extend for a further period to a maximum of 23 months.

    The core hours are Monday to Thursday, 0830-1700 and Friday, 0830-1630.


    If you are a qualified solicitor and are part of the Law Society of Scotland and have experience in Commercial and Public Procurement Law, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

    Apply now to become a valued member of this company's team as a Commercial Lawyer.

    Email:beth.kirby@servicecare.org.uk or call:01772208969 or pass this on to someone who you may know as we offer a £250 referral bonus.