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Lawyer – (Place Team)
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC538VR
  • Published: Mon 29/03/2021, 14:10 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 16/04/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 6 Salary: £38,023 - £43,720 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Lawyer – (Place Team)

The Place Team in Medway and Gravesham Legal Services is looking to recruit two lawyers to complement our busy and friendly team. We are looking for a Contracts and Procurement Lawyer and a Litigation and Regulatory Lawyer to take on prominent roles with the team. Both roles offer an excellent opportunity to hold a varied and challenging case load with the ability to have a positive effect on the outcome. 

The successful candidate for the Procurement and Contracts Lawyer will take a leading role in the Contracts team working at the forefront of the Council’s ambitious projects. In addition, they will have excellent drafting and negotiation skills and have experience of providing advice on a wide variety of contract and procurement issues at a high level. 

The Litigation and Regulatory lawyer will play a key role in the Council’s litigation team handling a mixed case load of Civil and Criminal litigation in a variety of courts and tribunals, this is a wide-ranging role covering regulatory committees as well as court work and the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in these arenas. 

The successful applicants will play a key role in the Place team, which forms part of a Shared Legal Service with Gravesham Borough Council and covers the following areas of law: 

Property, Planning, Commercial (including contracts and procurement), Highways, Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Licensing, Trading Standards, Consumer Protection and Employment. 

The team is mostly based at Gun Wharf, Chatham but the team, including the successful applicants, may be required to spend some time at the Gravesham offices. 

The successful applicant will comply with quality assurance procedures, service level agreements and performance management requirements in order to meet the expectations of the clients. 

You will contribute towards and encourage a culture of learning, knowledge sharing and excellence within Legal Services. 

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.   

In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - 

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please call Vicky Nutley on 01634 332298 or e-mail on 

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regard to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.