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Deputy Head of Legal

Deputy Head of Legal with a popular local authority.

An unmissable opportunity to join a well-regarded council as their Deputy Head of Legal, leading and managing the provision of legal services for Major Projects, Planning, Highways, Property and Contracts.

Sellick Partnership are looking to hear from experienced candidates who have worked within local government and knowledgeable in the abovementioned areas of law. The Deputy Head of Legal will work closely with the Senior Lawyers of Contracts, Planning and Property, assisting with line management and strategic planning.

Duties include:

  • Leading on planning, contracts, highways, regeneration and property
  • Inputting and delivering of regeneration and major projects work
  • Deputising for the Assistant Director of Law and Governance
  • Preparing reports and comments on reports
  • Attending meetings and committees
  • Managing and supervising teams, including training and staff development

The Deputy Head of Legal will have local government experience and knowledge of the areas of law involved in the post.

This is a lovely role with both an interesting workload and with a great team. It will be remote-working with office attendance only for committees.

Positions like this don't come about often and when they do offer great opportunities and scope. Experience in all the areas of the role isn't required, a willingness to learn and pick up new areas is key to the position.


  • Flexible working patterns
  • Remote-working available
  • Competitive rate
  • Great team
  • Interesting caseload

If you're interested please get in touch with Mila Casaus in our Manchester Office to discuss.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. 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. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 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.

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