Head of Legal and Governance

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£62,016 rising to £67,144*
08 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Nottingham… we’re Innovative, forward-thinking and fast-growing. We offer an Entrepreneurial edge, creativity with an independent spirit. We drive change, and we want you to be a part of it!

We’re looking for a dynamic leader who is enthusiastic, passionate and visionary; who demands commitment and results but is able to lead and motivate their people to deliver results.

We’re seeking a high performer with a credible track record in success. Candidates should be a Qualified Solicitor with over 10 years' PQE or a Barrister with over 12 years' Call. The ideal Candidate will shape the vision for the Legal and Governance service, delivering results, leading people, managing significant outcomes and demonstrating accountability.

About the role

As the Head of service, you will lead the transformation of the Council’s Legal and Governance service, in conjunction with the Director for Legal & Governance. You will enable the workforce to continue to meet the demands of the council, whilst being influential to modernise the legal practices in the organisation. You will carry the responsibility of Deputy Monitoring Officer and lead a broad portfolio of Legal & Governance services and various professionals.

We are looking for candidates to demonstrate a commercial and fresh approach that encourages innovation that provides critical counsel to senior stakeholders and partners.

A Legal background in the private or public sector - or both - is welcomed. Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, we’re excited to hear from you.

About the Council 

There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors. 
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce. 
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free.

A great city deserves a great council, and a great council deserves a great workforce – what are you waiting for?

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Rachael Morris, HR Business Lead on 0115 876 3459 or email Rachael.morris@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

Closing date: Noon 24th April 2019   

Longlisting telephone discussions: Early May 2019

Assessment and Interview date: 30th May 2019

*£62,016 rising to £67,144 subject to a satisfactory probationary period and 12 months’ service