Legal Services Manager

posted 05 Feb 2018
Up to £61,361 and a one-off relocation package available
Grade: 11
Closing date: 25 February 2018
Interview date: TBC
  • Permanent, full-time
  • 37 hours a week
  • Monday to Friday
Inspiring leader. Inspiring role.
Here at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, we’ve ambitious plans for growth - all backed by solid resources. There’s an exciting future ahead, which means a unique opportunity for you to join this dynamic and performance-focused department. Working across a shared service, we bring a refreshingly client-orientated approach in everything we do, as well as scope and variety that’s unusual in our sector.

Providing strong and inspiring leadership for our legal service team, your challenge is to deliver high-level technical expertise across all governance issues, including embedding best practice throughout the organisation. Working closely with the Head of Law and Governance, your key priorities will be focused on advising members and officers on complex legal matters, acting as the key contact for external clients in the management of shared legal services, directly supporting the Monitoring Officer and developing service priorities.

For such an important role, you should be a qualified solicitor or barrister with a wealth of experience at senior management level in local government law. The proven ability to lead a high-performing team is also important, combined with a sound track record of advising members at committee and Full Council on complex legal, constitutional and management issues. Last but definitely not least, you’ve the credibility, resilience and vision to influence thinking and practice at all levels.

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

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