Lawyer (Projects, Procurement & Contracts) Ref: R/L7c

Grade L - Salary £39,211 – £45,403 per annum. Permanent - Full-Time Based in Leeds City Centre Closing date – 24 November 2019

Are you a legal professional looking for a new and exciting opportunity? 

Then we have the job for you!


The Role

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Projects, Procurement and Contracts function is looking for an experienced and highly motivated lawyer. 

You will have an excellent track record of providing pro-active, customer focused and authoritative legal advice and support in relation to this function including advising on large scale projects preferably within a public sector or transport environment, matters of procurement and state aid and negotiating and preparing complex contractual documentation.


The Person

You will be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with a current practicing certificate or full CILEX (fellowship) qualification.


For an informal chat about this role please ring Javid Daji on 0113 251 7266. For more information about the work of the Combined Authority, please visit


Our offer

We offer an excellent benefits package including access to a generous employer-contribution, local government pension scheme and fully funded travel throughout West Yorkshire by bus and rail with the MCard.  We also offer an encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals. 

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. 


Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met. 

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.


The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to play a leading role in improving our local transport infrastructure, reshaping our economy and forging better futures for millions of people.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority where a £1bn devolution deal has put the Leeds City Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda.

The Combined Authority brings together district partners, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and also takes in the former Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents the largest economy outside London.


Please note:  It is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments.   Incremental increases are applicable in most cases on an annual basis.


Please submit your application by 11:55 pm on Sunday 24 November 2019.


Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by West Yorkshire Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.


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