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LEGAL ADVISER - CONSTRUCTION AND PROPERTY

Company GCHQ Location Various
Contract Permanent Position Salary £66,679 plus £5,500 London Pay Addition if applicable
Sector(s) Legal, Security & Defence

Job Description

Cheltenham or London

GCHQ, the longest standing code-breaking intelligence agency in the UK, is offering you an exciting opportunity to join us as a Legal Adviser - Construction and Property. 

THE ROLE



We are currently recruiting for a Legal Adviser to join the GCHQ Legal Team as a Construction and Property Legal Adviser, providing legal support on major estates projects (which are often based on NEC3 terms or JCT terms) for design, build and fit outs to advising on property leases and licences, FM services and PFI arrangements.    

REQUIREMENTS



The successful candidate will ideally have: 

• Legal Professional Skills 
• Excellent powers of analysis, use of evidence and sound legal judgment and appreciation of legal risk, with experience in construction, property and planning law, with experience of NEC3 and JCT and preferably of PFI contracting. 
• Making effective decisions 
• Collaborating and partnering 
• Managing a quality service for clients 
• Delivering at pace 
• Motivational Fit. 

To be eligible to apply you will need to be a British Citizen and a qualified solicitor or barrister in a UK jurisdiction. 

The posts are suited to full or part time/job share lawyer(s) working a 37 hour week. While the role is challenging, our flexible working policy ensures a healthy work-life balance. Wherever possible, we accommodate reduced hours or job share options, balanced against business needs.

We will consider experienced Civil Service G7s/GC07s.  

Key Responsibilities:



Being the day to day contact for clients, advising on construction and property law issues.

Competencies - Level - Desirability



Working with and Leading Others - Advanced - Essential 
Contribution to Delivery - Advanced - Essential 
Managing the Customer Relationship - Advanced - Essential
Corporate Vision and Efficiency - Higher - Desirable
Change and Innovation - Higher - Essential 
Analysis and Decision Making - Advanced - Essential 
Communications and Knowledge Sharing - Advanced - Essential 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT



At GCHQ we’re proud of our inclusive and supportive working environment that’s designed to encourage open minds and attitudes. As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential. With comprehensive training and development opportunities, tailored to your needs and the requirements of your work, we’ll enable you to flourish in your role and perform to the very best of your abilities.

ABOUT US



As one of Britain’s intelligence agencies, we unlock the complex world of communications to keep our nation safe. We work closely with MI5 and MI6, our partners in the intelligence community, to safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from various threats. Think cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. It’s challenging, varied and meaningful work that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

SALARY



Salary of £66,679 (on a pro rata basis) plus £5,500 London Pay Addition (if applicable) with the potential to earn skills bonuses and additional payments dependant on experience. 

LOCATION



Cheltenham or London

SELECTION PROCESS



To apply for this position, you must meet our nationality, residency and security requirements.  You’ll find more details on our recruitment process here.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we also guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for our roles.

Once we’ve established that you meet our eligibility criteria, the next steps of this selection process are:

- Application Form 
- Personal interview*
- Drug test

*Interviews will be held in Cheltenham 
    
If you successfully complete these stages, you’ll receive a job offer, conditional upon you completing our developed vetting (DV) process which enables you to obtain the level of security clearance required to perform this vital role.

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