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Legal Services Manager

Employer
Torridge District Council
Location
Devon
Salary
£50,000 - £55,000 per annum (plus up to £8,000 relocation allowance)
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Job Details

Up to 37 hours per week

Permanent

£50,000 - £55,000 per annum pro rata (plus up to £8,000 relocation allowance)

Who we are

Located in Northern Devon, we're the Local Authority for the area of Torridge. We look after our residents and visitors providing a wide range of services. All this in an area of 984 square km with a population of 67,000, it's no easy task but our team of around 270 employees are integral to supporting our local area and working hard to provide the best positive service for our customers.

Responsibilities of Post

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solicitor or Legal Executive to lead the Council’s Legal, Land Charges, Democratic Service and Elections Teams. You’ll form part of the Council’s Operational Management Team and therefore contribute to the delivery of the Council’s Strategic Plan through the provision of specialist legal advice, a solutions orientated and customer focused approach.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective delivery of a range of legal services, providing legal advice to Officers, Members and other relevant bodies, attending and presenting reports at Committees and the development of realistic business plans against a backdrop of continuing financial pressures and rising expectations. 

The postholder will also act as the Authorities’ FOI Officer, Deputy Data Protection Officer, authorised officer for RIPA and deputise for the Head of Legal and Governance, as required.

Requirements of Post

The successful candidate will be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive, able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant legal practice and procedures and an understanding of change management and effective leadership.  Extensive experience in management of at least one area of responsibility is essential, along with an appreciation of the issues and challenges facing the others. 

Benefits of Working for Us

Our office is located on the banks of the Torridge estuary in Bideford, one of the most breath-taking parts of the South West within walking distance of the dramatic North Devon Coastline.

If you are looking for a new professional challenge then contact Staci Dorey, Head of Legal and Governance on 01237 428763 for a confidential and informal discussion about how this opportunity might be right for you.

We have a friendly and supportive working environment that offers flexible working and therefore consider applications from both full and part time candidates - please specify what working hours suit you in your covering letter.

To view a job description or to apply please visit our careers website https://careers.torridge.gov.uk/ to submit a cv and covering letter.

Closing Date:  3rd February 2022

Interview Date:  15th February 2022

Company

Located in Northern Devon, we're the Local Authority for the area of Torridge. We look after our residents and visitors providing a wide range of services, including the planning and building control and collection of waste and recycling. All this in an area of 984 square km with a population of 67,000, it's no easy task but our teams work hard to provide the best positive service.

People

Our team of 260+ employees are integral to supporting our local area. As a local authority, being impartial is important to us, ensuring nothing deters us from helping our customers.

We're always looking for innovative and smart individuals for a multitude of roles within our departments. We understand that for the best to come out of our employees we need to invest in their development. Our employees have completed Masters Degrees, PRINCE2 qualifications and more through our training schemes.

Community

This is at the heart of everything we do. We are focused on making our area a better place to live, work and visit, so the community is always in our minds.

Our Community Grant Scheme has helped fund vital projects in both our towns and rural locations, including refurbishments of clubs, equipment for sports teams and even an engine for a boat! Our Officers have been directly involved in regenerating our towns and villages, as well as working with local working groups to assist in their smaller projects.

Values

We hold our values in high regards and they are the foundation in which our work is built on. They are 'Working with others', 'Delivering excellent customer service', 'Adapting and responding to change' and 'Displaying and promoting professional integrity'.

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