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Director Legal and Governance

Director Legal and Governance

Job Title: Director Legal and Governance
Client: Wiltshire Council
Location: Other Locations
Salary: Up to £113,000
REF: 996748
Contact Name: Greg Hayes
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 months ago
Job Expiry Date: 09 Jan 2021

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Job Description

This isn’t a role for a legal fence-sitter. It’s an opportunity for an experienced Lawyer to lead, advise and make decisions that enable great things to happen for Wiltshire.

It’s an exciting time for us as we’re currently transforming our entire leadership model to ensure we emerge from the pandemic stronger, fitter and more agile, so that we’re able and ready to create the best possible future for our economy, our communities and our residents.

And, as Director Legal & Governance, you will be responsible for ensuring that the council has effective corporate governance arrangements in place through the leadership and management of a range of corporate services to make that happen. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will act as the council’s Solicitor and principal legal adviser and discharge the statutory duties of the Monitoring Officer, ensuring that the council fulfils its lawful obligations, statutory duties, and performs its functions and activities in accordance with the law and the principles of good governance. You will create strong relationships with our Members, providing expert advice and guidance to ensure exemplary legal practice, all the while edging us towards creating an even better Wiltshire.

This role is critical to the council’s future. As Director Legal & Governance, you will be a key member of the Corporate Leadership Team, working in close collaboration with our team of Directors whilst providing sound people leadership across your team of legal, democratic and governance specialists.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking council that’s always ready to embrace new ideas. Wiltshire Council is a constantly developing organisation and we encourage our people to be innovative and find new ways to tackle old issues. To the successful candidate we offer a culture that places customers at its centre and is truly committed to building stronger communities. Join us and help to make Wiltshire even better.

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