Senior Lawyer (12 month fixed term contract)
Home Based (with some travel into London and on occasion Birmingham when we are back into office working which isn't anticipated to be for another six months or so)
Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.
We are currently looking for a Senior Lawyer to join our Legal Team in London on a 12 month fixed term contract and support the work of the 4th National Lottery Competition programme.
- Salary of £75,000 per annum
- Civil service pension
- Flexible working
- 26 days’ holiday
- Option to buy up to five days’ extra annual leave
- Additional benefits
Working as part of the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition (4NLC) team means being part of building one of the most exciting competitions in recent history. You will join a dynamic, high profile sector at the cutting edge of regulation, where the work you do has a real impact on people’s lives.
It also means joining an organisation that is inclusive, that respects work-life balance and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that.
As a Senior Lawyer, you will work at the centre of the team shaping the future of the National Lottery, an asset that contributes £Billions to good causes.
Working with Senior Leaders in the Commission, you will support the Director of Legal to effectively manage external legal advisors.
Your work as part of the 4NLC team will be instrumental in making sure that the future National Lottery is fair, safe and continues to maximise returns to good causes, supporting the arts, heritage, sport and communities across the UK. You will join the legal team during a critical period for the 4NLC as it feeds back on phase 1 licence applications.
You will handle a complex and varied caseload and deliver legal advice in the following areas:
- Procurement and commercial law, including advice and review of evaluation and award criteria, transition and standstill
- Contract law and procedure, including advice on redaction, contract terms and redrafting
- Administrative and public law matters, including advice on statutory interpretation of the Commission’s powers, judicial review and challenges on procurement
- Regulatory law matters
- National Lottery matters, including advice on licence requirements and conditions
- Freedom of information and data protection, including GDPR
To be considered as a Senior Lawyer, you will need:
- A practising certificate as either a solicitor or barrister
- Experience in advising on procurement processes, public law and/or regulatory matters, including interpretation and exercise of powers
- To be able to confidently manage and handle a complex caseload requiring advice to be provided across a wide range of topics, including in the following areas: procurement processes, contract law, regulatory law and FOI and DPA
- The ability to retain the appropriate professional detachment whilst working closely with the Commission’s teams and the Leadership Team
- Excellent communication skills and the personal qualities to support and motivate staff
- A track record of sound judgement and the authority to command the confidence of internal senior officials
Experience in employment law, gambling law, prosecutions, contract law and/or information law would be beneficial to your application. A good understanding of the workings of central government including its financial, legal and political context would also be an advantage.
The personal qualities and motivation to contribute to the leadership of the Commission, including contributing to the management of the Legal Team would be equally desirable.
Other organisations may call this role Solicitor, Barrister, Senior Legal Counsel, Counsel, Senior In-House Counsel, Attorney, In-House Attorney, Company Lawyer, Professional Support Lawyer, Qualified Lawyer, or Litigation Lawyer.
We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.
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