Principal Contract Lawyer

Principal Contract Lawyer Fully Remote 3-6 month contract 37 hours per week Hourly Rate - INSIDE IR35 IT PROVIDED


Region: London
Country: United Kingdom



Salary: £30 - £45 per hour

Application Details:

Start Date: ASAP
Expiry Date: 15/11/2023
Job Reference: 1810DC_1697637651

Principal Contract Lawyer

  1. To provide specialist legal advice and representation on complex cases within the designated legal team to Senior Officers, their service areas and departments.
  2. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with elected councillors, internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  3. Promoting a positive image of the Council.
  4. Assisting the Head of Legal in leading, managing and inspiring members of the designated legal team including providing day to day management of designated team members within the team.
  5. Providing ad-hoc legal advice to the Council, the Cabinet, committees, sub committees, panels and working groups; including the obtaining of external legal advice and opinion, where appropriate.
  6. To provide support and deputise for the relevant Head of Legal in undertaking any legal work and in planning, managing and administering the designated legal team activity to ensure effective service delivery.
  7. To promote, develop and ensure that the Legal Service is delivered to the highest standard, through service improvement and transformation being an agent of change within the designated legal team.
  8. To identify and summarise developments in areas of practice and cascade these developments to legal team members and other service areas across the Council / elected Members to include the delivery of training on areas of practice.
  9. To actively promote and champion a commercial approach to the operation of the Legal Service.
  10. To assist the relevant Head of Legal to actively explore income generation opportunities and exploit opportunities for the digitalisation of legal services.
  11. To actively support service areas in the preparation of reports and policies to ensure that they reflect key legislation, best practice, risks and governance processes.
  12. Leading by example in modelling the conduct, behaviour and values expected of the Council’s employees and establish a working environment within the designated legal team in which individuals can excel.
  13. Actively challenge and seek to eliminate any directly or indirectly discriminatory practice or behaviours.
  14. Demonstrate awareness/understanding of other people’s behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs. Ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons, to certify compliance with policies and procedures relating to health and safety within the service.

g2 Recruitment are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships or any other characteristic protected by law.

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L&D Team

We are very lucky that g2 recruitment see Learning and Development as a vital part of a consultants journey which is why we have 4 people in the team who you will work very closely with from day 1 in your career. The team are on hand to guide you through your career at all levels and provide extra support working closely with the management team to give all consultants the best chance of success.  

Our Three Pillars of Training

Week 1 is a series of remote sessions to learn all things systems, followed by a 1 week academy process which is a mixture of classroom and deskside this will be in one of our UK offices and usually consists of 3-8 other consultants all starting their journey together.

Experienced Modules:
These are a variety of sessions curated by us designed to support consultants as they are progressing through the career ladder, the aim is to ensure consultants at all levels have access to L&D.

Junior Management Programme:
Ran by our head of L&D this programme is designed to support junior managers as they start their management career. This involves things like personal branding, time management and ends in a business plan which is presented to members of the Exec board and senior management team.

Jaz D’Avola
Head of Learning & Development

Jaz joined g2 Recruitment in 2013.

She now leads our Learning and Development programme, transferring the knowledge and wisdom she learnt as a recruiter to the new generation of talent.

Imani WIlliams
Learning and Development Consultant

Imani joined g2 Recruitment in 2022.

His role involves developing individuals in all areas of the business, varying from inducting and onboarding consultants to working with them 1 to 1 to identify areas of development.  He aids with growth of L&D across the business, watching consultants experience and develop.

Meghan Mcloughlin
Learning and Development Consultant

Meghan joined g2 in 2023 as an L&D consultant, Working in recruitment for 6 years, her role is to  help consultants at all levels to upskill and focus on development points. This could be anything from sales calls or candidate calls to organisation improvements.

Kane Gray
Systems & Academy Trainer

Kane joined g2 in April 2023 as an Academy & Systems Trainer.

His role involves teaching the consultants that are new to the company the foundations of recruitment and our systems before then helping them to upskill in areas specific to each consultant. Working closely with different consultants and watching them implement the feedback, apply it, and then benefit off the back of it.


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