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  • Ref no: ABC05230
  • Published: 12/2/19
  • Closes: 27/2/19
  • Location: Woodhill House, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
  • Salary: £35,594 - £40,712 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

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Location: Woodhill House
Duration: Permanent, Full Time (2 posts)

Job Purpose:

Two exciting opportunities have arisen for Solicitors to join Aberdeen City Council’s Commercial Legal Team, part of the Commercial and Procurement Service, based at Woodhill House. These varied roles will involve assisting and advising on commercial matters across all disciplines of the Council as well as on a number of major capital projects being delivered in the City.



The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Admitted as a solicitor in Scotland and a current unrestricted Practising Certificate from the Law Society of Scotland

An up to date knowledge of the legislation and practice in the Commercial and Procurement Services portfolio areas


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Provide succinct and commercially focussed advice and support to the Council and other bodies on a wide range of commercial legal issues

Actively represent the Council’s interests in legal matters to a high professional standard and in a manner which is flexible, accessible, approachable and solutions focused

Demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving and the resolution of a wide range of legal and/or contentious issues of varying complexity

Actively use effective communication skills to influence and resolve a wide range of legal issues of varying complexity

Critically evaluate information, data, and situations to assist in problem solving

Work as an effective part of a team and on own initiative

Foster and maintain successful co-operative working relationships across all levels

Evidence proficiency in analytical, research, investigative and drafting skills

Work to tight deadlines, and proficiently adapt to the changing priorities and working practices of the Service and the Council as a whole

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile for further information.