Environment Agency – Lawyer – Commercial Law Team

Posted on 19th April 2021
Type Full Time
Specialism Commercial
Deadline 2nd May 2021

Job Description

Apply here by 2 May 2021

These are exciting opportunities to use your practical experience and specialist knowledge to support the Environment Agency in furthering its objectives to protect and enhance the environment. You will be helping to deliver the Environment Agency’s Action Plan (EA2025 creating a better place) and the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. You will need to work with external public, private and third sector partners as well as engaging with lawyers in the Government Legal Service and the wider public and private sectors and to provide sensible, practical, accurate, timely and risk-based advice. You will have a varied, high quality, interesting and challenging caseload, and ensure that services are provided in a client-focused manner.

  • One full time post available
  • Salary £36,389
  • Locations: Bristol and Exeter

You will advise on a wide range of general commercial matters such as public procurement, dispute resolution, intellectual property, construction agreements, supply agreements, debt recovery and externally funded projects. You will also provide commercial law support to lawyers in other Legal Services teams.

Experience/skills required

We welcome candidates with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds who bring with them skills in the areas mentioned above or other transferable skills.

  • Candidates will need to have a track record of handling technical issues, preferably to include advising on a wide range of general commercial matters.
  • Candidates will need to demonstrate that they are confident and credible, combining good communication and analytical skills with a broad understanding of commercial legal issues.
  • Experience of the following would be an advantage: Civil litigation, debt recovery, procurement law, construction law, intellectual property law and public law.
  • Candidates should be capable of influencing and persuading a wide range of people up to organisational leaders.

The Commercial Law Team

There are currently five lawyers in the commercial law team. While currently home-working they are normally based in Bristol and Exeter, but with a focus on Bristol, where key clients are located. Two members of the team work part-time.

Contact and additional information for all roles

Applicants from other common law jurisdictions are welcome, at the time of applying they must be fully qualified in England; a Practising Certificate will be required. For an exceptional candidate we may consider a base other than that specified for each role. National travel is required. Candidates seeking flexible working, including job share are welcome.

We offer a generous career average pension scheme and a wide range of other benefits. We serve a diverse range of colleagues and make a real difference to the environment. We believe this, and the quality of work, are the biggest rewards this opportunity presents. The Environment Agency strives to be an inclusive, equal and diverse organisation. It is important to us that our workforce is representative of the diverse needs of the communities we serve. The candidate pack for each position contains more information on the roles and the application process.

To apply, please visit our website. For further information contact Will McKenzie: will.mckenzie@environment-agency.gov.uk or 07557 846678.

Apply here by 2 May 2021

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