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Interim Director of Law and Governance

A rare opportunity has arisen for an Interim Director of Law and Governance to join a large Borough Council based in the North West. The post holder will also act at Monitoring Officer to the Council.

As Interim Director of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer, you would be responsible in leading, co-ordinating and managing the law and governance functions of the Council, whilst permanent recruitment gets underway. The role is expected to last for an initial 6 months, with a view to extend depending on the outcome of the permanent recruitment campaign.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified Solicitor, or equivalent with a current practicing certificate and you will have acted as Monitoring Officer within the public sector previously.

If you have a proven track record in providing strong, professional leadership, efficiently managing performance and resources, then we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you.

This role will operate predominantly remotely, though attendance will be required for some Senior Leadership Team meetings and Council meeting.

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 Natalie Atherall in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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