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Locum Head of Legal

  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £500 - £600 per day

  • Consultant:

    Chelsey Newsom

  • Email:


  • Reference:


  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months +

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Consultant:


Locum Head of Legal

3-6 months


Local Authority

A Head of Legal is required to join a local authority in the Home Counties on a temporary basis for a period of 3 - 6 months whilst permanent recruitment takes place.

The successful post holder will have at least 5 years' experience of working within a local authority setting and will have previous managerial experience as a Head of Service or Monitoring Officer/ Governance background.

The right candidate will be innovative and dynamic in order to be able to transform the service delivery and drive new and exciting projects being brought to the council. This role will encompass managing a legal team, democratic services and provide monitoring officer duties including elections.

Duties will include;

  • Acting as a lead in strategic and operational finance and budget management
  • Attending Code of Conduct hearings
  • Managing a team of principal lawyers
  • Leading and transforming various teams in local government (legal, constitutional services, elections, civic office, land charges and procurement) and shared services
  • Ensuring appropriate corporate governance arrangements are in place across the Council
  • Generating additional income for the authority and reducing external legal spend

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 Chelsey Newsom in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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