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Assistant Director of Legal

Job Description

Assistant Director of Legal (Monitoring Officer)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Assistant Director of Legal (Monitoring Officer) to join a local authority, based in Lincolnshire, for a period of 4-6 months. This hybrid business model requires a candidate with monitoring officer experience, who can ensure that the council meets its legal and statutory obligations as set out in the Localism Act 2011, Local Government & Housing Act 1989, as amended by Local Government Act 2000.

ROLE: Assistant Director of Legal

RATE: £70-£90ph

LOCATION: Lincolnshire (hybrid)

CONTRACT: 4 to 6 months

Key Responsibilities

  • Discharging the Monitoring Officer functions set out in the Localism Act 2011, the Local Government Act 2000, the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and elsewhere.
  • Providing high quality legal advice to the Council, Chief Officers and Elected Members to underpin effective decision making, meet statutory requirements and ensure good general practice.
  • Leading the effective planning, organisation, delivery and continuous improvement and efficiency of all related services, resources and allocated budgets, through service delivery, efficiency and improvement plans as required.

Key Requirements

  • Monitoring Officer experience is essential.
  • Experience of providing high quality legal advice to the Council, Chief Officers and Elected Members.
  • Experience of overseeing a wide range of sensitive and high-profile cases including new initiatives, policy development, major projects, constitutional issues, standards, ethics, corporate governance, corporate legal issues and other complex administrative areas of public law.


  • Weekly pay
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible hours

If this Assistant Legal Director vacancy sounds like an opportunity of interest for you or someone you know, then please feel free to reach out to Hugh Barnes on 01772208969 , or email

We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.