About the Role
The role of the Corporate Legal Resource Manager (Solicitor) is to provide legal advice to internal customers across SDS. The SDS Legal Team is required to provide advice and assistance predominantly in relation to public sector procurement, grant funded activity (including state aid), contract terms, GDPR (including data sharing), FOISA and equalities matters. Experience of the leasing of premises for office use, while not essential, would be advantageous.
If SDS requires any specialist legal advice, or in the event of capacity constraint, legal work is contracted out. There are currently four external legal firms which require to be managed by the Corporate Legal Resource Managers.
The role is permanent, 35 hours per week, and based in Glasgow.
Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland. SDS plays a key role in driving forward Scotland's economic future through their delivery of the Scottish Government's economic and skills strategy. SDS helps the skills and learning system to better respond to the needs of the economy and help individuals benefit from a variety of learning and skills development opportunities.
In terms of experience, you should be a highly skilled Solicitor holding a Law Society of Scotland Practising Certificate.
You'll have experience in drafting conditions of contract and of providing advice to the public sector; either in-house or as an external adviser. You will also be a proficient user of MS Word for the creation and formatting of legal documents. This is a small but busy team therefore you must have strong communication and organisational skills. The capability to identify and raise potential issues is also essential, along with the ability to anticipate stakeholder requirements.
If you wish to be part of this exciting opportunity, and have a desire to make a difference in a public sector organisation, we are offering a permanent position with an attractive salary and many benefits such as flexi-time, 30 days annual leave, 13 days public holiday and ‘work from anywhere' policy - (1 day a week) as agreed with your Line Manager.
If you would like to discuss further please call Tom Wilson, Head of Procurement on Mobile No. 07737 844 637
Closing date for applications is 11.59pm 28th March 2018.
To find out more about working at SDS and our application process, please visit https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/careers/