Monitoring Officer and Deputy Director of Law & Strategy

Windsor, Berkshire
c. £100k
01 Oct 2020
19 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full time

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is a unique local authority. Home to approximately 148,000 residents (including the Queen and the Royal Family), our historic places and attractions bring visitors from across the world. 

While we have been profoundly affected by the challenge of COVID-19, we have come through the acute phase better than might have been the case; and as a leadership team, we know what the direction of travel needs to be for the ‘new normal’ we’re entering. Now we’re looking for a highly experienced and legally-qualified professional, reporting to the Managing Director and sitting on the Directors’ Group, to join us as we build capacity within our governance, legal and strategic services. 

As our statutory Monitoring Officer, you’ll work closely with elected members and colleagues to promote and embed a highly effective culture of democratic governance; in addition, you’ll act as our client for the legal element of our shared service provider, and will also lead a brand new team working on strategy, policy, customer engagement and communications across the authority.

Candidates will bring a sophisticated grasp of governance in local government, together with the experience and interpersonal skills to work in a  fast-moving and democratic setting. An understanding of how to model, influence and promote the very best in democratic governance, and the tenacity to see changes through to adoption, are essential. 

Visit to find out more or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business  on 020 7976 3311 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: 19th October 2020.