Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer

Location
Brentwood, Essex
Salary
£75,859
Posted
03 Oct 2019
Closes
25 Oct 2019
Practice area
Public law
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer
Salary up to £75,859

 

This is an exciting time to be joining a vibrant borough.  Ideally located to maximise our economic potential, with a large development agenda and significant growth opportunities. We are ambitious to deliver the best levels of service for our community, whilst working closely with our partners in the shaping of our Town for the future.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer to join our high performing management team. You will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high-quality legal support and advice so that the Council meets the highest standards of probity, efficiency and effectiveness in its decision-making, as well as providing effective strategic leadership and professional guidance within the Council.

You will act as the Council’s Statutory Monitoring Officer, discharging all relevant statutory responsibilities relating to Corporate Governance functions. You will also provide support and legal advice to comply with statutory requirements and uphold standing orders in a challenging and evolving legal environment.

With our ambitious plans, we need a Head of Legal Services who is able to identify opportunities and work in a solution-focused way. You will have the drive and vision to deliver sound but innovative governance designed to achieve the Council’s ambitious corporate objectives. You will be equally at home in strategic problem solving and in handling sensitive issues.

If you can work at pace in a challenging yet rewarding environment, we would like to hear from you.

For more information and to apply please click here.

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained consultants at Penna, Helen Anderson on 07936 329908 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

Closing Date: 25th October 2019.

Technical Interviews: w/c 4th November 2019

Final Panel: w/c 18th November 2019.

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