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Interim Head of Legal Services

  • Location

    South West England, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £600 per day

  • Consultant:

    Natalie Ferguson

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

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Interim Head of Legal Services

Sellick Partnership are currently recruiting for an experienced Interim Head of Legal Services on behalf of a busy Local Authority in the South West.

This role will provide support whilst the role is recruited to on a permanent basis and is anticipated to be for between 4-6 months + in duration.

Responsibilities include:

  • To lead and manage the Legal Team which delivers services which include: property, contracts & procurement, planning, employment, general company and commercial law, local government law, Housing, Anti-Social behaviour, criminal and civil enforcement, licensing, adult social care, child protection and children's services, general litigation, and Information Governance.
  • Inspire and motivate this service to provide high quality and cost effective legal risk management and strategic legal advice to Corporate Directors, Cabinet and Council.
  • To personally give expert legal advice and support on complex matters.
  • To act as the Deputy Monitoring Officer and provide advice and guidance on the councils' constitutional requirements and general corporate governance framework.

Person Specification:

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister with substantial relevant post qualification experience
  • Experience of providing advice at corporate board level
  • Experience of managing a legal team
  • Previous local government experience is highly desirable

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience for the position of Interim Head of Legal Services, please apply now or contact Natalie Ferguson in our Manchester office for more information.

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