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Deputy Head of Legal

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Job ID:

22500

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Management, Planning, Projects/Regeneration, Property

Location:

Essex, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Principal/Head of Section, Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

05.08.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Salary: up to c£77k per annum

We are seeking an engaging individual to join us as Deputy Head - Law and Governance. This role is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic leadership of the Councils internal legal teams of planning, contract and property lawyers.

We are seeking a suitably qualified senior lawyer to lead our regeneration team. Thurrock is an ambitious Council and is at the forefront of major schemes including the Thames Freeport, Towns Fund Schemes in Grays and Tilbury, significant regeneration and major projects as well as being a key part of the growth of South Essex through ASELA. These significant projects will shape the Borough and deliver benefits for all residents for decades – we need your input to ensure they are a success.

We are looking for an enthusiastic senior lawyer who can provide strategic leadership of the Councils internal legal teams of planning, contract and property lawyers. You will be responsible for having oversight of major schemes ensuring effective and timely legal support and engagement. The post holder will also act as Deputy Monitoring Officer.

The right candidate will build positive working relationships with colleagues and clients and senior managers, be motivated and able to hit the ground running. This is an opportunity to develop as a senior legal leader within our Lexcel accredited team whilst making a significant difference for residents across the Borough. Thurrock has great transport links that can get you into central London within 30 minutes, we have market competitive remuneration and a commitment to agile working and professional development.

If you have the ambition and skills to help us further develop our service, and deliver the Councils ambitions we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mandy Dhillon on Mandy.Dhillon@penna.com

Our vision – Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.

Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. Job share applications are also welcome. Most departments operate a system of flexible working hours.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

Thurrock Council is committed to the principles of agile working and seeks to empower our employees, wherever service needs allow, to work flexibly in order to optimise productivity and enhance performance.

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

Closing Date: Friday 26th August

Interview Date: w/c Monday 19 September 2022

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Thurrock Council
Essex, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Essex, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Deputy Head of Legal

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Job ID:

22500

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Management, Planning, Projects/Regeneration, Property

Location:

Essex, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Principal/Head of Section, Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

05.08.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Salary: up to c£77k per annum

We are seeking an engaging individual to join us as Deputy Head - Law and Governance. This role is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic leadership of the Councils internal legal teams of planning, contract and property lawyers.

We are seeking a suitably qualified senior lawyer to lead our regeneration team. Thurrock is an ambitious Council and is at the forefront of major schemes including the Thames Freeport, Towns Fund Schemes in Grays and Tilbury, significant regeneration and major projects as well as being a key part of the growth of South Essex through ASELA. These significant projects will shape the Borough and deliver benefits for all residents for decades – we need your input to ensure they are a success.

We are looking for an enthusiastic senior lawyer who can provide strategic leadership of the Councils internal legal teams of planning, contract and property lawyers. You will be responsible for having oversight of major schemes ensuring effective and timely legal support and engagement. The post holder will also act as Deputy Monitoring Officer.

The right candidate will build positive working relationships with colleagues and clients and senior managers, be motivated and able to hit the ground running. This is an opportunity to develop as a senior legal leader within our Lexcel accredited team whilst making a significant difference for residents across the Borough. Thurrock has great transport links that can get you into central London within 30 minutes, we have market competitive remuneration and a commitment to agile working and professional development.

If you have the ambition and skills to help us further develop our service, and deliver the Councils ambitions we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mandy Dhillon on Mandy.Dhillon@penna.com

Our vision – Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.

Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. Job share applications are also welcome. Most departments operate a system of flexible working hours.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

Thurrock Council is committed to the principles of agile working and seeks to empower our employees, wherever service needs allow, to work flexibly in order to optimise productivity and enhance performance.

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

Closing Date: Friday 26th August

Interview Date: w/c Monday 19 September 2022