Mid Sussex District Council

Business Unit Leader for Legal Services

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Up to £48,540pa + £7k market supplement
01 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Full time
Contract type

Here at Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) we are located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are proud of our customer service levels and our priority is to work collaboratively to ensure the best possible customer experience for all residents and businesses.

In addition to a competitive salary you’ll also receive great staff benefits, including generous holiday, pension and car allowance. You will also enjoy discounted access to a number of health clubs in the district.

The Council offices are in the centre of Haywards Heath with free staff parking and within walking distance of the newly rebuilt mainline station.

Business Unit Leader for Legal Services
Ref: RLEG008
Salary: Up to £48,540pa + £7k market supplement

MSDC is looking for an experienced legal officer who has managed a group of legal and admin officers in a friendly and supportive legal environment. Although not essential, local authority experience is desirable as you will be the central contact for elected Members on the work of the Legal Business Unit. A personal knowledge of property and/or planning legal work would be useful.

You will be responsible for leading and managing the Council’s legal service, developing a number of staff, with the prime objective of ensuring the planning and delivery of work in accordance with service plan objectives and agreements.

You will possess an appropriate professional qualification, and be able to demonstrate proven experience of successfully operating within a similar role. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, along with a calm yet determined disposition and the ability to influence, inspire and motivate others at all levels.   

If this opportunity sounds like the role for you we’d love to hear from you. If you would like any further information, or have any questions, you should contact Ellen Fisher, PA to the Council’s Management Team on 01444 477202 or Ellen.Fisher@midsussex.gov.uk

Ellen will make an appointment for you to speak to Tom Clark, Head of Legal Services, for an informal chat and to get things started.

Further information like a full job description is available at:

Close Date: 2nd September 2019
Interview Date: 13th September 2019

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