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Director (Legal)

Winchester City Council
Winchester, Hampshire
£88,718 – £96,596 (Pay Award Pending) + Essential Car User Allowance (£846 gross pa)
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Winchester is a place of history and heritage that today is home to a vibrant and diverse cultural scene, a strong local economy, beautiful landscape (with 40% of the district inside the South Downs National Park) and is a destination that attracts visitors from across the world. So, it should come as no surprise that it’s a district where expectations and ambitions are high. That’s what makes this role such an exciting professional opportunity.

We’re looking for a highly capable, professionally qualified lawyer to become our monitoring officer – someone who can offer sound professional advice to elected members and colleagues and who inspires their team in pursuit of continued improvement and that can shape a modern and efficient service.

You will be responsible for the effective direction, leadership and management of a range of service areas, primarily focussed on legal processes, good governance, and policy development.  You will be the Solicitor for the Council and Monitoring Officer and any other matters allocated to the post holder.

There’s plenty going on in our district – from major regeneration projects to meeting the growing demand for housing and ambitious environmental targets; all set within the context of a place that’s world famous for its heritage and history. Our residents are rightly protective of the unique character of our district, and committed stakeholder engagement will be central to success in this role.

Your technical skills should be supported by a highly accomplished leadership style. You’ll be able to engage, advise and influence in a political setting, and in key partnerships. You’ll bring a positive mindset to complex and emotive projects, working with others to arrive at the right solution for our district.

For more information, please contact the Executive Assistants on who will contact you to arrange a phone call with the Chief Executive, Laura Taylor, or click apply below.

Closing date: 28 April 2024

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