Project Director, Legal – Fixed Term Contract (up to 1 year)
Local Partnerships is a joint venture between HM Treasury, the LGA and Welsh Government. We help the public sector deliver projects and change at the local level. We provide an interface between central government policy and local delivery to ensure key priorities are achieved and clients secure excellent value for money. We bring public and private sector experience that provides confidence, additional capacity and commercial capability. We provide trusted, professional support and advice across multiple areas including regeneration and housing, waste, infrastructure, public sector reorganisation and shared services. Our team of experts works solely for the benefit of the public sector, helping central and local government bodies overcome challenges and improve their chances of success.
Project Directors contribute to the successful delivery of a major stream of business activity for Local Partnerships. Project Directors often form part of a team of different specialists undertaking an assignment stretching over weeks or months, or occasionally years, for a client who will typically be a central government department, or one or more councils.
While every assignment is different, Project Directors typically bring their professional expertise and skills to bear on complex projects and programmes and ensure Local Partnerships’ quality standards are met in completing the assignment on time and budget. The Project Director will be assigned to one or more programme areas headed by Programme Directors and will report to the Head of Legal.
Project Directors need to have an understanding of decision-making in the public sector, including the role of elected politicians, in addition to their professional expertise. Almost all assignments involve preparing reports containing complex written information for the client, so excellent written and verbal communications skills are vital. Knowledge transfer to the client is a key part of the role.
There is currently a need for additional legal resource to support delivery of the Re:fit programme.
Re:fit is a national procurement initiative that guarantees energy efficiency savings and/or energy generation. The role involves providing advice to Local Partnerships as framework owner (jointly with the Greater London Authority) on framework management issues and providing support to authorities in England and Wales procuring Re:fit service providers and managing contracts.
Project Directors may be based anywhere in England and Wales. They may need to travel to clients’ offices around the country some of the time.
We need someone with significant experience providing legal advice to local authorities and government departments. Qualified to practise as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales, you will have excellent commercial skills and a track record of operating at a senior level in providing legal services. You will have a clear understanding and experience of public sector procurement processes, ideally including framework agreements, with a track record of effective delivery.
To apply please submit your cv and a supporting statement which outlines your suitability for the role.
For further information on the role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Monday 29 October 2018
Interview date: w/c Monday 5 November 2018