Gambling Commission – Senior Lawyer – Fourth National Lottery Competition (12 month fixed term contract)

Gambling Commission

Remote/hybrid working and some travel to London

About Us

Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.

We are currently looking for a Lawyer to join the Fourth National Lottery Competition (4NLC) for a 12 month, fixed term contract.

The Benefits

– Salary of c£40,000 per annum

– Civil service pension

– Flexible working

– 26 days’ holiday

– Option to buy up to five days’ extra annual leave

– Additional benefits

Working as part of the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition (4NLC) team means being part of building one of the most exciting competitions in recent history. It also means joining an organisation that is inclusive, that respects work-life balance and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential.

Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that.

The Role

As a Lawyer, you will play a key role in the development of the competition as the programme enters its second phase, delivering legal advice at pace to colleagues across the programme.

Handling a complex and varied caseload, you will provide legal advice on procurement and commercial law, contract law and procedure, regulatory law matters, national lottery matters (such as licence requirements) and freedom of information and data protection.

Your role will also involve:

– Attending and advising at decision-making and programme delivery meetings

– Supporting Senior 4NLC Lawyers

– Maintaining key relationships

– Ensuring the Gambling Commission obtain value for money in all legal matters and tasks

About You

To be considered as a Lawyer, you will need:

– To hold a practicing certificate as either a solicitor/barrister or a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives entitled to practice in England and Wales

– Experience in advising on commercial and/or contract matters, procurement processes, public law and/or regulatory matters, including interpretation and exercise of powers

– A track-record of managing a varied and complex caseload, taking a proactive approach to delivery of legal services

– To be a team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to see the bigger picture

– Excellent written communication, verbal and presentation skills, including the ability to negotiate and influence

– Confidence and the ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with colleagues and key external stakeholders

– A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Experience in gambling law would be beneficial to your application. A good understanding of the workings of central government, including its financial, legal and political context, would also be an advantage.

The closing date for applications is the 20th August 2021.

Interviews for this role will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.

It is anticipated that we will go back into the office on a flexible agile basis from September and you can be based in our London or Birmingham office.

For more information and to apply please visit

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