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Commercial / Contracts Lawyer

£45,841- £53,930 pro rata subject to experience
General Dental Council

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Commercial / Contracts Lawyer

Location: Birmingham

Contract: 1 year fixed term contract

Hours: Part time (0.6)

Salary: £45,841 – £53,841 pro rata of FTE

In order for the General Dental Council to be a high performing and efficient regulator it is essential that we are able to procure the services we require in a lawful manner that delivers value for money. The primary focus of the role will be to support the implementation of the contract and procurement target operating model, working closely with a new procurement team and contract owners across the GDC to ensure that contracts are procured, negotiated, concluded and reviewed in a legally compliant, timely and risk-based manner.

This role will involve working closely the procurement team and contract owners across the GDC, including some travel to our London office. The implementation of our contract and procurement target operating model will include reviewing and assessing legal risk, supporting the drafting of documents, and providing insight into standard industry practice and offering proactive and pragmatic advice to ensure the GDC’s interests are protected.

You will also be responsible for building the capacity of the in-house legal team and contract owners, by identifying and delivering training and sharing knowledge as appropriate.

About us:

Our purpose is to protect the public by regulating dental professionals in the UK. All dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists and orthodontic therapists must be registered with us to work in the UK. The support and experience of our dedicated and highly focused teams is invaluable. This is your chance to build on your own skills and experience and make a worthwhile contribution to our work.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be a qualified and practising solicitor or barrister or ILEX qualified. You will bring with you significant experience working in-house with, or advising, public contracting authorities, including advising on the Public Contract regulations and developing terms and conditions, combined with experience of negotiating and concluding commercial agreements that deliver value for money and protect clients’ interests. Equally important will be your collaborative approach across all levels and your ability to analyse complex legal issues and present legally sound and pragmatic advice.


To reward you for your hard work and commitment, we offer an attractive benefits package that includes a generous pension scheme, flexi-time and 25 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays.

How to apply:

Please send us your CV and cover letter via the link to apply. Applications are assessed against the person specification criteria. Please visit our own careers website for more information and a full list of opportunities at the GDC.

Closing date: 21/07/2020 23:59.

The GDC is committed to equality and diversity. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention and career development of people from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds.

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