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Deputy Head of Legal

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  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    Up to £45 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Kate Wilkinson

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Sellick Partnership has an exciting opportunity for an Interim Deputy Head of Legal with a local authority based in London. You will be joining a local authority that is currently undergoing a restructure so you will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of this.

The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor that has previous experience of working in a similar role, preferably in a London Borough but this is not a necessity. The right candidate will have strong experience of Corporate Governance as the work will consist of member complaints and investigating councillors.

You will be responsible for overseeing the legal team which comprises of planning, contracts, property, employment and litigation. You may need to manage the teams from time to time and principal lawyers will report to you where you will provide support as needed. Other duties will include RIPA, comments on cabinet, committee reports and attending planning committees.

Candidates that have been in Monitoring Officer roles previously would be highly suited to this role. The Client is looking for someone that has over 3 years recent experience in dealing with governance issues as this is a critical part of the role.

This role is initially for 3 months with the possibility of extension.

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 Wilkinson 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 consultant boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you.

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.