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Head of Legal Services

  • Job reference: HN1611HOL
  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
Job description: Location: Manchester

Role: Interim Head of Legal Services

Pay: Competitive/Negotiable


The Local Authority are looking for an experienced locum to take on the role of Head of Legal Services. It's a fantastic opportunity to work at a senior level within a large organisation reporting directly to the Deputy Chief Executive. The successful candidate will lead and manage the legal and Democratic Services.
The role is initially for 3 months but could be subject to an extension. Suitable candidates will have previous experience in a Head of Legal/Monitoring officer position with Local Authority experience an advantage.

Key Responsibilities;
*Provide information, advice, guidance and recommendations to senior management and customers on policy, strategic, tactical and operational matters, including the impact of changes in legislation, regulation and policy on the Council and its stakeholders.
*Prepare and present reports on progress and options for further development of the relevant plans and strategies.
*Manage and monitor the performance of relevant service areas
*Ensure that appropriate levels of professional expertise and experience are available
*Keep up to date with key developments and best practice
*If required liaise with the Elected Members, the Chief Executive and Corporate Leadership Team in the role of the Council's Monitoring Officer as defined by statute.



Please contact Harry Northrop on 01772 208969 or email harry.northrop@servicecare.org.uk if you wish to discuss this vacancy in more detail.


The benefits of working through Service Care Legal;

* Twice weekly payroll runs
* £250 training allowances
* Excellent pay rates
* Exceptional referral bonuses
* Specialists legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
* Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available
* Nationwide provider of legal staff to Private Sector and Public Sector organisations

Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.