Lawyer - Commercial & Contracts

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Essential Skills and Experience

You must be a qualified, practicing solicitor or barrister and must hold a valid Practicing Certificate for England and Wales, or must be a Fellow of CILEx, and in addition be a CILEx Advocate holding all three advocacy certificates.


You will be able to demonstrate experience of advising on a range of complex cases (Primarily Commercial, Procurement and Contract matters) and have knowledge of the appropriate legislation and procedure requirements around collaboration and procurement exercises.


You will provide resilience for all work conducted for the wider Joint Legal Services in relation to all aspects and functions of its work and be able to monitor and advise upon any legislative changes and other legal developments affecting the Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioner.


Your interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills will be of a high standard, with the ability to work with a wide range of personnel across the two Forces.


You will have excellent analytical skills, first rate drafting skills, and be able to demonstrate sound and balanced judgement with good attention to detail.


Having the ability to work under pressure, you will excel at meeting tight deadlines and have strong file management skills. Being tactically aware, you will be able to evidence prior experience in providing legal advice to senior figures in an organisation, and have a constructive approach to problem solving.


In addition, you will be able to work autonomously or as part of a team, and be capable of taking on new areas of work with minimal supervision. You will also be able to deal with sensitive and confidential information.




The role is based on 22 hours per week, where the post holder will be required to work out of both West Midlands and Staffordshire offices, depending on the demands of the service.

The post holder will be required to travel to locations throughout the Force areas and may, on occasion, be required to work at weekends and on Bank/Public Holidays.


The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate vetting.  

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 27 July -3rd August 2020

Interviews will take place commencing 10th 17th and 24th August 2020 

(Note that these dates may be subject to change in light of current circumstances)

Application levels will be reviewed throughout the campaign and may be subject to early closure.


West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future.

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

"Diversity and Inclusion Vision:  Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities"

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