Cumbria County Council

Senior Manager – Legal and Democratic Services

Carlisle, Cumbria
£68,709 - £71,218
22 Oct 2019
10 Nov 2019
Practice area
Public law
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Senior Manager – Legal and Democratic Services (Deputy Monitoring Officer)

Cumbria County Council

Salary: £68,709 - £71,218

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Workbase:  Predominantly at Cumbria House, Carlisle, but flexible working is available

Contract: Permanent Contract

Cumbria County Council is looking for a dynamic and innovative Senior Manager to join its Legal and Democratic Services team at an exciting time of growth and expansion.

The future of local government can look challenging, but at Cumbria County Council we see the opportunity to innovate, integrate, and do things differently – and we are always focussed on how we can improve outcomes for our communities.

The newly created role of Senior Manager Legal and Democratic Services offers the right candidate the opportunity to shape and develop the Service.

You will be looking to develop a service known for professional excellence across all areas; a service that promotes and develops strong, collaborative relationships with the departments that it supports. You will be a forward thinking leader looking to learn from best practice and maximises the use of technology to ensure an effective and efficient modern service.

You will be a senior lawyer/solicitor or barrister with management experience and knowledge of issues affecting local authorities and the wider public sector, including a good working knowledge of local government law and governance. You will have good political awareness, having worked in a politically sensitive environment, as well as understanding of exceptional customer engagement in continually improving services.

We are looking for an excellent communicator and a natural team player, who is able to work under pressure whilst motivating the team and staying proactive. We are a flexible employer/team, and while this role will be predominantly based at Cumbria House, Carlisle, we welcome discussion around finding a working solution that fits the right candidate.

Come and join us at this exciting time!

In return, we can offer you:

Professionally stimulating and reward work at a strategic level

Flexible and agile working environment,

Relocation package (if eligible)

Generous Annual Leave entitlement

Access to training and development

Local Government Pension Scheme

Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Closing date for applications: 10/11/19

Interviews to be held on: 25/11/10

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