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Principal Governance Officer

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Job ID:

17746

Practice Area(s):

Governance

Location:

Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

14.07.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority

Salary:

£55457 - £58301 per annum

Salary Type:

per year
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Job Description:

Overview

Buckinghamshire Council is a new, ambitious Unitary Authority committed to establishing one of the best councils in the country and creating positive change for local people, communities and business. The recently redesigned in-house Legal Service is expanding to support the varied work of this diverse Authority and provide a wider range of in-house specialism.

We are seeking a number of professionals who enjoy working collaboratively to offer proactive, innovative and customer-focussed advice, and to support the delivery of multi-disciplined, high-profile projects. The directorate is at the heart of the organisation and provides a fast paced and extremely rewarding career in a supportive environment. This is an exciting time to join us, as we grow and develop our service.

About the role

The primary purpose of the role is to support and advise the Council's statutory Officers in matters relating to decision making and corporate governance, and the Monitoring Officer in the investigation of Standards complaints against Councillors from Buckinghamshire Council and the Parish Councillors for the Buckinghamshire area.

There will also be opportunities to work alongside the Service Director and the Council's Lead Governance Lawyer on projects, such as helping to deliver the Council's response to the Boundary Commission, and to support the Council's Returning Officer in the delivery of elections.

About you

Naturally, you'll be highly motivated and proactive, with specialist local government knowledge. You will have a good understanding of public law principles and demonstrable previous experience of working in a politically sensitive environment.

Other information

For an informal chat about this role in more detail, please contact Jenny Caprio on 01494 421271
 
Lessons learned from our response to Covid-19 have shaped the way we want to work in future. Online meetings via Microsoft Teams, and vlogs from our Senior Leadership Team have all played their part in allowing us to come together and work in ways which are even more flexible. We've adopted a new hybrid way of working, encouraging our colleagues to take control of their own work-life balance. There will be times where you'll need to be in one of our offices, attend external meetings or hearings in Buckinghamshire and further afield. Outside of that, as long as it works for us too, we'd like you to take a flexible approach to your working arrangements.
 
If that's not enough reason to join us, you will be entitled to a range of benefits including a very competitive employer pension contribution, generous annual leave allowance and access to discounts from a range of services and retailers.
 
Take a look at our dedicated career social media pages @bucks_careers for exclusive content from our Legal Team, and to find out more about life at Buckinghamshire Council.
 
We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are - Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

a fair and inclusive culture

  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

 

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Application deadline:
1 Aug 2021

Employer Info
Buckinghamshire Council
Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Buckinghamshire Council
Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Principal Governance Officer

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Job ID:

17746

Practice Area(s):

Governance

Location:

Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

14.07.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority

Salary:

£55457 - £58301 per annum

Salary Type:

per year
col-wide   

Job Description:

Overview

Buckinghamshire Council is a new, ambitious Unitary Authority committed to establishing one of the best councils in the country and creating positive change for local people, communities and business. The recently redesigned in-house Legal Service is expanding to support the varied work of this diverse Authority and provide a wider range of in-house specialism.

We are seeking a number of professionals who enjoy working collaboratively to offer proactive, innovative and customer-focussed advice, and to support the delivery of multi-disciplined, high-profile projects. The directorate is at the heart of the organisation and provides a fast paced and extremely rewarding career in a supportive environment. This is an exciting time to join us, as we grow and develop our service.

About the role

The primary purpose of the role is to support and advise the Council's statutory Officers in matters relating to decision making and corporate governance, and the Monitoring Officer in the investigation of Standards complaints against Councillors from Buckinghamshire Council and the Parish Councillors for the Buckinghamshire area.

There will also be opportunities to work alongside the Service Director and the Council's Lead Governance Lawyer on projects, such as helping to deliver the Council's response to the Boundary Commission, and to support the Council's Returning Officer in the delivery of elections.

About you

Naturally, you'll be highly motivated and proactive, with specialist local government knowledge. You will have a good understanding of public law principles and demonstrable previous experience of working in a politically sensitive environment.

Other information

For an informal chat about this role in more detail, please contact Jenny Caprio on 01494 421271
 
Lessons learned from our response to Covid-19 have shaped the way we want to work in future. Online meetings via Microsoft Teams, and vlogs from our Senior Leadership Team have all played their part in allowing us to come together and work in ways which are even more flexible. We've adopted a new hybrid way of working, encouraging our colleagues to take control of their own work-life balance. There will be times where you'll need to be in one of our offices, attend external meetings or hearings in Buckinghamshire and further afield. Outside of that, as long as it works for us too, we'd like you to take a flexible approach to your working arrangements.
 
If that's not enough reason to join us, you will be entitled to a range of benefits including a very competitive employer pension contribution, generous annual leave allowance and access to discounts from a range of services and retailers.
 
Take a look at our dedicated career social media pages @bucks_careers for exclusive content from our Legal Team, and to find out more about life at Buckinghamshire Council.
 
We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are - Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

a fair and inclusive culture

  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

 

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Application deadline:
1 Aug 2021