We are looking for a qualified legal professional to join an ambitious council as Head of Legal and Democratic Services.
Position: Head of Legal and Democratic Services/Monitoring Officer
Salary: £72,803 to £83,530 (inclusive of local weighting and Statutory Monitoring Officer payment of £10,000pa)
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week, permanent - Part-time working and job share may be considered
Closing Date: 9am on Monday 21 October 2019
Interviews and Assessment Centre: Tuesday 29 October
In the last few years our client has developed as an organisation, creating a council where all colleagues are valued and respected. Their leadership team is well established, highly motivated, and innovative. They are not afraid to take risks and try new things. If they don’t work, they put that down to experience. We are now looking for someone to help them take the council further.
About the Role
We are looking for a qualified legal professional who is keen to offer support in grappling complex legal issues across a range of services and new ventures including setting up new companies, property investment and major town centre regeneration. As the council’s Monitoring Officer and Head of Legal and Democratic services teams, you will play a significant role in leading improvement in the council’s constitutional and decision making processes, providing expert advice and supporting councillors and colleagues, and challenging the status quo.
As Monitoring Officer and Head of Legal and Democratic services teams, you will be an innovative thinker, a strong leader who can work at pace. Our client is an ambitious council with a seriously ‘can-do’ attitude! Apply today and Join them!
If you do not hear within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful. If your application has been successful, the recruiting manager will contact you to invite you to an interview. We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.
East Herts is consistently rated as amongst the best areas in the country to live, with excellent schools and healthcare, a huge array of green space, beautiful waterways, unique market towns and picturesque villages
Whatever the role, everyone contributes to delivering great services to the local community. The vision is to preserve the unique character of East Herts and ensure it remains one of the best places to live and work.
Our client is dedicated to staff development and individual success within a team framework. To help their staff deliver, they provide a supportive work environment, development opportunities and work to help everyone achieve their potential, whilst enjoying a positive work-life balance.
- A stimulating and supportive work environment
- Flexible working arrangements
- Employee wellbeing programme
- Local Government pension scheme
- 28 days annual leave rising to 33 days with 5 years’ local government service
- A range of discounts including high street retailers and local leisure centres
- Professional environment where your career path really matters and your development is supported by the organisation
- Flexible and supportive team
Our client is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. They aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, religious belief, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity
You may also have experience as Head of Legal Services, Monitoring Officer, Democratic Services.