South East England, England
£700 - £800 per day
5 months ago
3 Months +
Locum Head of Legal & Monitoring Officer
£700 - 800 per day
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.
Our client is ideally looking for someone to be the lead on governance matters across the council and provide light touch management across the legal service.
The post will ideally run for a period of 3 months initially and will further extend depending on permanent recruitment. The post will be mainly remote however the successful Monitoring Officer will be required to attend the office for committee meetings and other meetings across the council.
Duties will include;
- Advising the Local Authority in various day to day legal issues as Principal Legal Advisor and member of the senior management team
- Liaising with external Democratic Services function and carrying out the role of Monitoring Officer
- Providing training on governance to colleagues and being responsible for governance audit
- Acting as the adviser to various committees
- Advising on high profile strategic projects as well as liaising with external auditors
Our client is happy to consider candidates on either a part time or full time basis and ideally those with previous Monitoring Officer or Deputy Monitoring Officer experience within a local authority.
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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