Head of Legal Services & Deputy Monitor – Milton Keynes Council

    Milton Keynes Council
    Milton Keynes
    Full time
    £75,786 - £83,587
    Job description

    Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

    Please note that this role is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK

    Leading a strong and stable Legal Service, the post holder will have a central role in enabling the Council’s ambitious plans and strategies by personally advising or arranging delivery of advice. A key element of the role is being the Council’s Deputy Monitoring Officer and together with the Director Law and Governance administering the code of conduct complaints process across a fully parished Borough.

    Key Duties

    • Deputy Monitoring Officer for the Council.
    • Build strong relationships with colleagues across the Council.
    • Proactively lead and manage the delivery of Legal Services.

    Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements

    • Practising Solicitor or Barrister.
    • Post graduate management qualification or evidence of senior management development.
    • Excellent knowledge and experience of local government law and practice.

    Skills Required

    • Strong legal adviser and communicator.
    • Ability to prioritise and juggle competing complex issues.
    • Exercise sound judgement in the public interest.
    • Proven track record of managing large teams.
    • Strong negotiating skills.
    • Highly motivated and driven.
    • Confident in advising committees and other public meetings.

    closing date 31/10/2021

    How to apply