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Head of Legal Services

  • Job reference: JW-123
  • Location: Hereford, Herefordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: Role - Head of Legal Services
Location - Herefordshire
Duration - Initial 6 months


*With a start date of around 28th October, the assignment will be for an initial 6 months with a possible extension and can be worked as 4 days (30 hours) or 5 days (37 hours) on a weekly basis.

*To oversee and be directly responsible for the provision and management of a large and diverse legal function in the public sector.

*To provide leadership on the development and delivery of the legal service plan and review performance in conjunction with the plan.

*Provide general and legal advice on local government administration, vires issues, maladministration, impropriety and probity issues.

*To act as the Deputy Monitoring Officer and undertake those duties delegated to that role under the council's constitution, drawing on English and / or Welsh local authority experience.

*Significant post qualification experience of Local Government law and practise.

*Supporting councillors on the ethical framework applicable to them, supporting the statutory Standards Committee.

*Lead on advising at full council meetings, cabinet and other councillor forums.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact John Wilson:
Telephone: 01772 208969
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We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact John on 01772 208969 with any referrals.