Contracts Specialist

Last updated 42 minutes ago
Location:South Yorkshire
Job Type:Full Time

Location: Sheffield

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Up to £50,000 max depending on experience

Benefits package: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 15% employer contribution, flexible working, bonus, cycle to work scheme, healthcare cash plan, life assurance, buy and sell holiday scheme, lifestyle benefits and more.


It is essential that you are qualified in England & Wales as a solicitor, holding a valid practising certificate.

You will be responsible for commercial contract reviews and providing general commercial support, working within the wider Commercial & Procurement team and Commercial Operations team, to business stakeholders. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to the function of the wider Commercial & Procurement team.

Your primary responsibility is reviewing commercial contracts in relation to BBB’s suppliers in accordance with BBB’s supplier management risk statement and appetite; this will include reviewing, interpreting, drafting, amending and negotiating various types of commercial documents

You will work collaboratively within the Commercial & Procurement team from a commercial law perspective, supporting the business in the procurement and contract reviews process, and support and input into the design and production of management information, being accountable for producing contracting management information.

You will design and deliver training and guidance for the wider Commercial & Procurement team and the business, and stay up to date with changes to relevant legislation, rules and regulations

As a qualified solicitor in England & Wales, with a valid practising certificate, you will have sound commercial awareness and judgement, with an ability to provide commercially focussed contractual and commercial advice proportionate to the legal, reputational and operational risks inherent in the task at hand.

You will have significant technical drafting and negotiating skills with knowledge of public procurement law, being a distinct advantage, familiarity with IT contracts is desirable.

An understanding of different contract structures including frameworks, single service agreements and supplier terms is essential.

Knowledge of data protection, freedom of information law and IT/IP will be a distinct advantage

Prior in-house experience desirable but not essential.

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The British Business Bank is a unique and exciting institution. Its mission is to make finance markets work better so smaller businesses across the UK can prosper and grow.

Established in 2014, it is a 100% government-owned economic development bank but independently managed.

To deliver its programmes, the Bank works through more than 180 delivery partners such as high street, digital, specialist and challenger banks, venture capital and private debt funds and fintech platforms.

Currently, we employ around 390 people, split between offices in Sheffield and London.

Please note all candidates applying for this role should have the right to work in the U.K.