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Law and Governance Lawyer - West Midlands

  • Job reference: JW/2606/GOVL
  • Location: Oldbury, West Midlands
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: Law and Governance Officer
Contract type: Locum
Start date: ASAP
Duration: Initially for 3 months, with a potential extension to 6 months
Hours: 37 hours, although part-time hours will be considered

My client, a local authority in the West-Midlands are currently looking for an experienced individual to work within the Legal and Governance directorate.

They're looking for a highly experienced candidate who will be able to work with elected members as well as support and assist the Director of Law and Governance.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:

* Experience of supporting and ideally hearing grievances and disciplinaries.
* Evidence of exposure to or an established understanding of the democratic process.
* Experience of managing Legal and Governance services within the Local Government environment.
* Proven experience of being able to carry out investigations into Standards complaints, as well as lead on responding to Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests.
* Ability to deal with high volume casework and complex matters under pressure
* Ability to understand complex legislation and reports quickly
* To be able to produce accurate and concise documents, reports, letters and general correspondence

They're looking for candidates who can interview as soon as possible and who are available to start immediately.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact John Wilson on
Telephone 01772 208969
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