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Head of Legal Services

  • Location

    North West England, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £74900 - £84400 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Kiran Purewal

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Head of Legal Services required for a well-regarded and influential public sector body organisation on a permanent basis.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and ambitious Solicitor to join a government body to advise and manage a wide range of professional legal services.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated senior legal experience within a similar public sector organisation.

The successful Head of Legal Services will be required to:

  • Provide prompt and appropriate legal advice to Directorates
  • Ensure the body operates within its legal powers
  • Provide legal support in relation to development and management of the bodies corporate governance processes
  • Maintain contract dispute resolution standards and procedures

They will also be required to have extensive knowledge of the implications of:

  • The Freedom of Information act
  • Data Protection Legislation
  • Environmental Information Legislation

It is also essential the Head of Legal Services is able to advise the Executive Board on changes to policies, procedures and activities in relevance to compliance matters for the organisation

Experience negotiating in disputes with third parties is essential.

This position offers 27 days holiday per annum and access to their exceptional pension scheme. It is very centrally located and thus easily accessible from anywhere in the North-West. The client is flexible, with the ability to work across the North of England, although regular visits to their head office are essential.

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 Kiran Purewal in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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