Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm
providing a comprehensive range of legal services from offices in
Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and London.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy
& resource management, higher education and financial services,
complementing the firm's market leadership within local government,
health & social care housing.
We currently employ over 500 people, including over 80
Partners, and our award-winning teams provide construction,
commercial, corporate, property, regulatory, employment and
litigation (commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms
2022' and has recently either won or been shortlisted for a number
of prestigious awards.
We are driven by our 4 values: Relationships, Results,
Reputation and Responsible. These give us a sense of purpose and
ensure we always work collaboratively with clients and colleagues,
continually improve, make the right choices and act with integrity.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and
welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.
Rise to the Challenge
Bevan Brittan is growing its nationally recognised
procurement team. We are looking for individuals who work well as a
team and who are enthusiastic about growing their skills and career
opportunities in this exciting area.
Bevan Brittan has a highly renowned team of procurement
specialists, with a long heritage in delivering innovative
solutions. In joining the team your role will involve advising on
structuring and conducting major procurement exercises for a range
of public bodies including local authorities, NHS bodies and central
This will be across a range of industry sectors
including building and regeneration, waste management, energy,
information and communications technologies, outsourcing, FM,
highways infrastructure, education, leisure services as well as NHS
health and community care services.
You will also have the opportunity to provide advice on
procurement law issues including cooperation arrangements between
public bodies, changes to contracts and exemptions to competitive
The role would be primarily on non-contentious legal
areas of work but there are opportunities to work as part of our
procurement litigation team on procurement challenges.
The team also advises on subsidy control and
competition law issues and there are opportunities to advise on or
develop skills in those areas.
This role presents an exciting opportunity for an
ambitious and intellectually curious individual to grow their career
within a leading procurement team.
What we are looking for from you
The ideal individual will have the following skills and experience:
NQ to 6 years PQE with experience in public
procurement law, gained ideally across a range of public sector
clients and industry sectors
Experience in contract drafting and an awareness of
public & administrative law and subsidy control would also be useful
Flair for creative thinking
Unparalleled drive and energy
Truly dedicated to delivering value to clients
Willing to learn
A positive and flexible approach
A good team player
Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage
We offer a substantial benefits package to all
employees, which includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up
to an additional 5 days), a generous pension scheme and private
medical insurance through Vitality (including "phone a GP service",
discounted gym membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biennial private
health assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the
group life assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance
Programme (free telephone support and counselling service) and a
cycle scheme (Save Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
Where possible, we want to offer
all Bevan Brittan people flexibility to work their week in a way
that suits them - we operate a hybrid working model based on the
needs of our clients, teams and that of the individual. Our core
business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are
open to individuals working more flexibly around those times and
would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a
core part of Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture
and embodied by the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its
local office communities. Through regular fundraising events,
support for local initiatives and annual charity donations at
Christmas, we have established a culture of giving within the firm.
In December 2021 we donated a total of £60,000 to our four regional
office charities, with each charity receiving £15,000 to help fund
their vital services.
Our current selected charities are Great Western Air
Ambulance Charity (Bristol), InUnity (Birmingham), and Maggie's
Cancer Care (Leeds) and The Talent Tap (London).
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes
through actions rather than words; colleagues from across the firm
are already heavily involved, living and breathing the four pillars
of our Responsible Business strategy:
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after
our colleagues' wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can
progress on merit, regardless of personal circumstances or
background; give something back to the communities in which we work;
and protect the environment.
Bevan Brittan is proudly a carbon neutral firm. We have
achieved the UN's Climate Neutral Now accreditation and our
environmental sustainability plan is focussed on achieving our net
zero carbon target.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono
legal work for local charities and not-for-profit organisations.
This has seen colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance
Charity (Bristol), Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham),
Yorkshire Cat Rescue (Leeds), Great Western Credit Union (London),
and several others.