Director of Legal, Procurement and Democratic Services (and Monitoring Officer)
Derby – proud of its heritage and ambitious for the future
Derby City Council offers an inspirational challenge. Under our shared ambition to be a ‘city of health and happiness, a city with big ambitions and a council focussed on the things that matter’ by 2023, and under the leadership of our Chief Executive and Corporate Leadership Team, we are enhancing our City for our friendly community and future generations too.
Heading up the Legal, Procurement and Democratic Services teams as well as fulfilling the role of Monitoring Officer, you will be at the forefront of leading cultural change and developing excellent relationships with senior officers and Members.
Coming from a Local Authority or politically-sensitive background in which you lead a legal function, and ideally with Monitoring Officer or Deputy Monitoring Officer experience, you will work with our Leadership and Cabinet. You will be expected to advise and challenge as appropriate, on complex corporate and strategic issues.
A natural leader, you will inspire the team to achieve great results and have the resilience and risk management awareness to get the job done. Your approach and style will be forward looking, innovative and responsive. As a qualified Solicitor or Barrister, with an excellent track record of building relationships and providing strategic legal insight and advice, you will be confident in working across the council, with all of our councillors and external stakeholders.
This is a unique opportunity to guide us through an important period of change – and therefore has the potential to be career-defining. With the backing of like-minded colleagues who are excited about the changes we are implementing, we enjoy a harmonious and vibrant working dynamic, set within our modern offices in the city centre. For the right individual this challenge will be both thrilling and fast paced.
This is a superb opportunity to be part of our developing new team at Derby City.