Director Law & Governance

Enfield (City/Town), London (Greater)
£95,950 – £117,160 (Inclusive of up to 10% PRP)
13 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We are a large, diverse, outer London Borough with inner London challenges but big ambitions.

A successful, high performing Council, we want to deliver our core services with a high level of quality, while seeking new and innovative ways to do business.

The success of our ambitious plans for growth has led to the requirement of an experienced  Director to join us to lead and develop the strategic delivery plan for the Council’s legal, governance, policy and health & safety functions.  You will ensure that governance arrangements for the Council and its trading companies are legally compliant, resolving complex organisational problems and as part of the senior leadership team, support the Chief Executive with the setting of the overall strategic direction of the organisation- fulfilling the Council’s ambitious aims and leading modern, forward thinking Legal and Governance Services.  In addition you’ll work with Members and a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure that all functions operate to a high degree of efficiency. 

A qualified Solicitor or Barrister, you will evidence a proven record of achievement in leading and managing a range of legal services within an organisation of comparable scope and complexity. You will have expertise in wider corporate and commercial projects, working with a diverse range of stakeholders, as well as being able to articulate a clear vision and strategy for modern Legal and Governance Services, translating a strategic vision into effective outcomes. Your expertise will provide you with the capability to offer trusted advice on the Council’s key transformation projects; you will have the commercial acumen, enthusiasm and drive to grow the business and a track record of previous successful implementation and development in aspects of governance. An expert in your field, with the ability to see the big picture and be aware of future trends in order to develop class leading services.

If you have the expertise, ambition and vision required for this exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Please visit

For an informal confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Jon Houlihan (0121 644 5702) or Dawn Faulkner (0121 644 5703).

Closing Date for Applications: 18th August 2017 

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