Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer

Guildford, Surrey
£59,226 to £70,079 per annum
31 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Full time
Contract type

Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer

Salary - £59,226 to £70,079 per annum

Plus £5300 Annual Allowance as Monitoring Officer


Guildford Borough Council is a forward looking, efficiently run Council, working in partnership with others and providing first class services that give the community value for money.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking organisation, which has customer care and top quality at its heart.

We are looking for a top class solicitor with strong interpersonal skills to lead and develop our Legal Services team. The post holder will provide advice and guidance to the Corporate Management Team and elected members on a wide range of legal matters. Additionally, the candidate will manage arrangements with external lawyers when their expertise is required and take the role of Monitoring Officer.

You will be responsible for the general management of the service ensuring that the Council receives high quality and timely legal advice to ensure that the Council meets its legal obligations.

Guildford, a vibrant market town with first class shopping, restaurants and attractions is only 35 minutes by train from Waterloo and our offices are located close to the town centre on the idyllic banks of the River Wey, a short walk from the train station. As a Council, we offer many excellent employee benefits including a career average earnings pension scheme, private health care, contribution of £4394 towards a lease car, free on-site parking, relocation expenses, 28 days of annual leave, childcare vouchers,  staff discounts and support for further training and professional development.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Steve White, Director of Resources and Deputy Managing Director on 01483 444920.

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Closing date for applications is Monday 18th September 2017

Interviews will take place on the 29th September 2017

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