Assistant Director of Legal Services

Southend Borough Health
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to retirement, a very exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior Solicitor/Barrister, to lead two teams that provide legal services, principally relating to property and development, litigation contracts, employment, licensing and general local government law. And also, the Council’s Local land charges service.
The successful candidate will ensure that these services are delivered within the Council’s framework of quality standards, performance targets, budgetary control and legislative requirements.

Working closely with Group Managers, you will ensure sufficient cover can be provided across the teams, which will in turn, support the Director of Legal & Democratic Services in developing and delivering the corporate vision, values and priorities of the Council, the Department and the services for which the post holder is responsible.
The appointed candidate will be required to collaborate with other Group Managers and Directors to ensure that services are joined up appropriately and are aligned to the achievement of the Council’s aims and objectives.
Leadership skills, together with the ability to communicate confidently with committee members, and other internal and external partners essential.

To apply for the role, or to find out more information regarding this exciting position, please contact Maria Griffin, Recruitment Business Partner at in confidence.
A full job description, outlining the key responsibilities of the role, and a department structure, is available for further consideration.
Salary - £51,470-£57,961 + full benefits package including free parking.
A relocation package is also available for the right candidate.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
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