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        Head of Legal and Monitoring Officer

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        Salary

        £850 - £950 per day

        Sector

        Local government

        Function

        Legal & Governance

        Location

        Yorkshire - remote

        Job Type

        Interim - 6 months - possibility of extension

        The interim Head of Legal and Monitoring Officer role will be a 6-month assignment with the possibility of an extension.

        Allen Lane is pleased to be assisting a Local Authority with the recruitment of an interim Head of Legal and Deputy Monitoring Officer. This is a remote role with monthly committee attendance required.

        The purpose of this role is to lead on Governance matters across the council and manage the Legal team.

        Main responsibilities

        • Day-to-day business management of the council’s Legal services department
        • Manage the performance of the team and improve processes where necessary
        • Assist and deputise for the Director of Legal and Monitoring officer when required
        • Attend Statutory and Constitutional meetings

        Skills, knowledge & experience required

        • Admitted solicitor, barrister or CiLEX Fellow with significant post qualification experience in Local Government
        • Substantial and significant experience of local government law and practice
        • Monitoring officer or deputy monitoring officer experience preferred but not essential
        • Experience managing a team of lawyers
        • High level of political awareness

        Apply for the role or contact Niraj Thakkar at nirajthakkar@allenlane.co.uk or to discuss your suitability.

        If you are interested in more legal and governance jobs within local government, view our latest jobs.

        Recruiting for this role:

        Niraj Thakkar

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