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Projects Associate (Procurement)

Employer
Burges Salmon
Location
Bristol or Edinburgh
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Public Sector & Local Authority
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

Looking for an opportunity to cast your net even wider?

We bring new ideas and perspectives to everything we do, without ever compromising the quality of our work. Join us and you'll be surrounded by high quality work and specialist expertise every day, as you make an impact on a national and international scale.

The Firm

Our working environment is professional yet progressive, where quality of work and quality of life go hand-in-hand. Our collaborative approach to how we do business is totally refreshing. It's what attracts some of the best legal minds in the industry and it's why our people love working here.

We are proud to have received an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation and have recently been voted by our people as  RollOnFriday's ‘Best Firm to Work at 2024'.

And did you know our hybrid working model offers flexible working options too?

The Team

Our specialist Procurement team sits within our multi-sector Projects Department, which is one of the largest in the UK, with 50+ specialist lawyers who provide award-winning expertise to high profile clients across a variety of areas.

The procurement team enjoys a rich and varied workload, handling some of the largest, most complex and politically-sensitive regulated procurements in the UK on behalf of household name clients, including UK government departments and many key strategic suppliers to Government.

Our procurement lawyers combine extensive expertise with deep technical insight across a range of sectors. We support public sector clients by developing and implementing procurement strategies, drafting and negotiating bespoke tender and contract documentation, and providing practical and effective risk mitigation advice. We also work with bidders to maximise their prospects for successful awards.

In joining this team, you can expect work of a very high quality and the opportunity to learn alongside highly respected subject matter experts.

What others say…

Our team has been ranked in Tier 1 for Public Procurement by the leading legal directories for over 15 years.

"The firm has a really strong public procurement offering.(Chambers)

“Their legal and commercial approach to dealing with matters are outstanding.” (Legal 500)

 

Responsibilities

  • Building the Culture: You'll deliver service excellence on all client matters and participate in cultural initiatives that underpin life at the firm, making Burges Salon a great place to work.
  • Delivering Results: Achieve your personal objectives and be aware of how to focus your contribution to support the firm's overall aims. Plan, control and resource matters effectively, delegating where appropriate and monitor delivery.
  • Growing our People: Actively contribute to the development of those you have responsibility for. Establish your standing as an ‘expert' in your chosen area / sector. Identify and take advantage of opportunities broaden your technical / client experience.
  • Developing our Business: Deepen your understanding of client needs and expectations, identify opportunities to lead CRM activities, build you own network and cross-refer work where appropriate.

What you'll need

  • Practical experience of advising on regulated procurement and commercial contracts.  
  • Be a strong team player, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively
  • Be self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Experience of leading others to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer

Benefits

Click here for a full overview of our brilliant reward package and find out more about the benefits of a legal career with Burges Salmon, here.

We're committed to finding the right person for this role and we're open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process.

Get in touch!

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Chris Jenkinson - 0117 307 2246 - for an informal and confidential conversation.

Are you ready to blaze a trail with industry leaders? Make a leap. Make a splash…

Company

Standing with you. Ambitious for you.

Standing with you, we’re ambitious to provide the best service for you – and it’s ambition with purpose. 

In a rapidly changing world, our commitment to environmental sustainability, and our social, inclusion and diversity responsibilities, are central to that purpose – enabling us to support you with your own response to these opportunities.

We’re down-to-earth, straightforward and strategically switched-on. You benefit from our specialism in complex legal areas, along with market sector expertise that’s as deep as it is focused.

We’re always accessible, always responsive. Between you and us, there are no barriers. 

Above all, you’ll find our commercial edge is matched by a genuine caring culture – for you, for our people and for the wider communities around us.

It’s what makes us a law firm you can trust. One you’ll enjoy working with.  

Our vision

Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.

By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies, to individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

  • UK-wide: We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • International: Across the world, we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 117 939 2000
Location
One Glass Wharf
Bristol
BS2 0ZX
United Kingdom

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