Interim Director of Legal and Governance and Monitoring Officer

Venn Group - Birmingham
West Midlands
£750 - 800 per day
Closing date
1 May 2021

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Interim Director of Legal and Governance and Monitoring Officer – 3-6 Months – Remote Working – Midlands – up to £800 per day

Venn Group’s specialist legal team are currently working with an established organisation within Local Government in the Midlands area who are recruiting for an Interim Director of Legal and Governance and Monitoring Officer to join their department.

The organisation are ideally seeking someone to take on the position on a full-time basis but candidates possessing the relevant experience who can only offer part-time hours may also be considered.

This assignment is offered for a period of 3-6 Months to cover permanent recruitmentand will be worked on a fully remote basis for the foreseeable future, however an element of office presence may be required in accordance with Government guidelines.

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Director of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer to join a reputable Public Sector Organisation.

The successful candidate will need to be an experienced MO and Legal Lead within the Public Sector, with a good grasp of governance issues and have the ability to deal with senior staff and politicians with credibility. Experience working in an environment with a range of large and complex commercial and infrastructure projects and procurement would be an advantage.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Acting as Principal Legal Advisor to the senior Members, and Officers of the organisation on all legal, governance or information governance matters as required

  • Providing practical, timely and accurate legal advice on all aspects of the operation of the organisation with particular regard to managing risks, both financial, reputational and political

  • Ensuring appropriate debt recovery management arrangements are operated within the organisation

  • Providing support to the Organisational Development Team regarding complex employment law matters

  • Liaising with Managers to support the delivery of advice and assistance across all areas of Governance, to meet the organisation’s strategic aims and objectives in compliance with legislative and governance requirements

  • Fulfilling the role of Chief Audit Executive hence handling a range of audit governance procedures

  • Managing litigation proceedings, tribunals and hearings


    An attractive rate of up to £750 - £800 per day is offered for this position.

    If you are interested in this position and require further information, please contact Emma Walker or Tom Hoult on 0121 616 0660, alternatively email

    Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.



    Venn Group is an acknowledged leader in professional interim recruitment, dedicated to helping our clients fill critical skills gaps with experienced contractors, locums and temporary staffing solutions. 

    By engaging with Venn Group you are selecting a recruitment consultancy that is set up to meet the demands of the contract and interim job market. Our infrastructure, training and service are all intricately designed to provide you with a reliable and effective response.

    Our recruitment consultants will take the time to get to know the opportunities you seek in your next assignment and will guide you through the recruitment process with the attention to detail we are known for.

    Having dedicated ourselves to providing contract and interim staff over two decades, we have forged long-standing relationships with many regular hirers for contract or project resources.

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    Waterloo House
    20 Waterloo Street
    B2 5TB
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