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Assistant Director Legal (Deputy MO)

Thurrock Council

About the Role

We’re seeking a new Assistant Director of Legal and Deputy MO to help the council transition smoothly through a period of change and upheaval, ensuring our councillors and officers maintain the highest standards of conduct as we rebuild and reinvigorate Thurrock Council. This is a career-enhancing opportunity to step up or sideways into an organisation that’s committed to real and transformative change, under a renowned and highly experienced Director in the local government sector.

Lets talk about you
You’ll provide high level, strategic legal advice across the organisation, while also leading our Elections and Democratic Services – which includes a scrutiny team, member services team and a mayoral team. You’ll also get the opportunity to hit the ground running on some fast-paced, large-scale projects, including a constitutional review and the governance arrangements for Thurrock’s freeport.

We’re open to candidates from a range of sectors. While we’re clearly looking for someone with extensive legal, management and leadership skills to excel operationally, we’d expect you to have a deep and knowledgeable understanding of what good governance looks like in a local authority context.

To find out more about the role and Thurrock Council, please visit the microsite:

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 17th December 2023

To apply:
To apply, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV (three sides of A4 maximum), along with a supporting statement (three sides of A4 maximum) detailing your experience, and achievements and addressing the key criteria for the role set out on this site and using examples to demonstrate how you meet the requirements. Documents should be uploaded via our website, please include and upload the below information in two documents only. If you experience any issues whilst applying, please contact

Applications should include:

  • Full contact details;
  • Names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees (we will ask your permission before contacting referees);
  • Details of your current salary and notice period
  • Notification of any dates when you are not available for an interview.

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Thurrock Council

Thurrock, United Kingdom


£96,000 to £111,000

REF: 1482831

Expires: 17/12/23 23:59

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