Assistant Director and Deputy Monitoring Officer

Sellick Partnership (Legal) Limited
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£600 - £800 per day
Closing date
20 Oct 2020

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Practice area
Public law, Regulatory
5 years
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Assistant Director of Legal Services - 18 months

A rare opportunity has arisen for an Interim Assistant Director of Legal Services to join a large and well established Local Authority in the West Midlands. The post holder will also act as Deputy Monitoring Officer for the Council, supporting the Monitoring Officer and liaising with Elected Members. The successful candidate will hold direct management responsibility for 7 Heads of Law, directly overseeing the entire legal team which consists of 140+ staff members.

The preferred candidate will support the Director of Legal Services with implementing the Council's change and transformation programme at an operational level. This is a very exciting time which will see the Council implement its strategy, with this role playing a vital part in the process. You will be instrumental in this change programme, working in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders. You will work closely with the Director, Chief Executive and your colleagues to gain outcomes and deliver clear objectives. You will work very closely with the internal clients you provide advice to, assisting in developing successful long term working relationships.

This role will operate remotely for the foreseeable future, though there may be some expectation for office presence if Government and Council guidance should change. My client has excellent IT support infrastructure to enable remote working. With lap tops and mobile phones available the legal office has adapted to working from home for all staff during the Covid-19 crisis and ensures that the team is well placed to deal with future change as the situation develops.

This is a demanding job and is to manage a sizable team, so previous experience working as a Head of Legal Services at City, County or Unitary level is a prerequisite for this position. Experience of change management and steering organisations through an improvement journey would be desirable. If you have experience in creating and nurturing a supportive working environment where team members flourish this could be your ideal next move.

If you have a proven track record in providing strong, professional leadership, efficiently managing performance and resources, then we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you.

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Kate Jasper in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.

About Sellick Partnership - Top legal recruiter in the UK
Our Legal Recruitment Consultants are market specialists and highly experienced in sourcing and placing high-calibre locum, contract and permanent legal professionals across the UK. Founded in 2004, our Legal team are considered one of the best in the country and are highly knowledgeable in their specialist markets. Our Legal Recruitment Consultants place legal professionals on a nation-wide basis across a range of disciplines and roles and across all sectors including: 

  • Public Sector & Not-for-Profit legal roles
  • In-House legal roles
  • Private Practice legal roles

We recruit paralegals right up to legal director/legal executive level across all areas of law including, but not limited to the below:

  • Childcare Law
  • Housing Law
  • Civil Litigation Jobs
  • Adult Social Care
  • Property Law
  • Planning Law
  • Commercial Contracts jobs
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Protection Lawyer jobs
  • Freedom of Information

For our clients, we offer a tailored approach to recruitment services which is based on the needs of your organisation. We take the time to get to know you and your organisation, and ensure we support you at every step of the way to secure high-calibre candidates every time.

For our candidates, we regularly partner with legal chambers to hold CPD training events to help you keep abreast of industry news and topical issues. These events are a great way of networking and learning new skills that you can use as you progress through your career. Our team of expert Legal Consultants are always available - from CV advice and interview techniques to a general conversation about what is happening in the market currently, we can help you make your next career move and find the best role for you. 

With in-depth sector knowledge, an extensive network of clients and high-calibre legal professionals plus an unrivalled name in the market, we are best placed to support your recruitment needs. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you. 

Manchester Tel: 0161 834 1642
Leeds Tel : 0113 243 9775
London Tel: 0203 741 8189

Contact Us
  • Sellick Partnership
  • Queens Court
  • Manchester
  • M2 5HX
  • GB
  • 0161 834 1642
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