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Head of Legal & Deputy Monitoring Officer

Job Description

Service Care Legal are currently recruiting on behalf of a local authority in the Oxfordshire region who are recruiting for a Head of Legal to join their legal department on a contract basis. Please find below further details below about the position.

ROLE: Head of Legal & Deputy Monitoring Officer
LOCATION: Oxfordshire
RATE: £55.72 to £63.32 per hour, 37 hours per week
CONTRACT: 6 months ongoing

The Role

  • A key senior management position within the council responsible for the daily running of the Legal department
  • To provide strategic leadership support and capacity to the service, align council objectives and vision to deliver workable strategies for the service
  • Handle a personal caseload of high-level legal work and to take the professional lead in highly complex or sensitive legal matters
  • Be the deputy monitoring officer and ensure the lawful decision making powers of the Council are exercised properly

The Person

  • A qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Barrister with at least 5 years' PQE
  • Significant experience and knowledge of Council law and Governance services at County and District councils
  • Understanding of Corporate Governance framework and lawful decision making of the Council
  • Extensive experience of handling complex and contentious legal issues

If this sounds like an opportunity of interest, please contact Lloyd Stanley on 01772 208969 , or email We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.