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Group Chief Legal Officer

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Tees Valley is brimming with tremendous potential. Named as the most innovative area in the North, we are at the cusp of transformation, having delivered significant regeneration and commercial successes, and paving the way for an even brighter and successful future ahead. While being adorned with historical sites from cultural icons to industrial marvels, Tees Valley is equally a place of reinvention and dynamism, hosting a diverse mix of rural and urban environments.

Providing a phenomenal breadth of experience, this is a unique opportunity and a crucial appointment for the Combined Authority, our three Development Corporations, and Airport. Reporting to the Group Director of Finance & Resources, you will play an instrumental role in shaping the future of Tees Valley by providing high-quality legal advice and leading the legal, procurement, and governance teams while also being the statutory Monitoring Officer for the Combined Authority and its Development Corporations (South Tees Development Corporation, Middlesbrough Development Corporation, Hartlepool Development Corporation).

We are looking for a collaborative leader who thrives in a fast-paced and delivery-focused environment and can build effective working relationships with the Chief Executive, Senior Management Teams, Mayor, Cabinet, and Boards as well as a wide range of commercial partners. In doing so, you will be at the forefront of delivering economical and commercial success for Tees Valley, and therefore improving the quality of services and opportunities for residents and businesses.

You will be joining an ambitious council, with a collaborative and collegiate culture, who have been successful in delivering innovation and different ways of working. If you share our ambition to drive outstanding success, then we would love to hear from you.
To find out more and to apply, visit or, for a confidential conversation, call our retained consultants at Tile Hill, Clare Connor on 01614 080703 or Maud Hollis on 07444 696659.

To view the full job description click here.

Closing date: midnight on Sunday 2nd June 2024

To apply:
To apply, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV (four sides of A4 maximum), along with a supporting statement (four 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);
  • Notification of any dates when you are not available for an interview.

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Closing date: Sunday 2nd June at midnight 
  • Longlist Meeting (no candidate involvement): Thursday 6th or Friday 7th June (Date TBC)
  • Preliminary Interviews (virtual): w/c 10th June
  • Shortlist Meeting (no candidate involvement): w/c 17th June
  • Assessment Day (in person): w/c 24th June 
  • Final Panel Interviews (in person): w/c 26th July 

At Tile Hill, we are committed to inclusion and accessibility. We champion and support all individuals to ensure everyone feels valued, listened to and motivated to get the very best out of each recruitment process and that processes are designed to meet the needs of individuals. If you have any specific requests and would like a confidential discussion with the Tile Hill team, then please email

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Tees Valley Combined Authority

North East


£87,295 to £95,000 per annum

REF: 1515113

Expires: 02/06/24 14:09

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