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Head of Legal and Democratic Services (Deputy Monitoring Officer)

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Job ID:

30232

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Management

Location:

Suffolk, East of England 

Role:

Head of Department, Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.03.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£59,625 - £64,146 per annum pay award pending from 1st April 2024 + Statutory Officer Allowance of £5000

Are you passionate about championing the community and revitalising Ipswich?
Ipswich is a town with a rich heritage and an exciting future. As a regional centre, we play a vital role in Suffolk’s economic success. This is the perfect time to join us. We have developed a new corporate strategy and operating model that maximises the many opportunities available to us and defines our core purpose to champion our community and revitalise our town.
 
Ipswich Borough Council is on an exciting journey as we focus on championing our communities and revitalising our town. As the Head of Legal and Democratic Services and Deputy Monitoring Officer, you will have a role to place in supporting the Council, colleagues and the wider community in achieving this vision. Reporting into the Head of People & Governance, and deputising for the Council’s Statutory Officer, you will be at the heart of this vibrant vision offering valuable insights and looking to the future of the service. This is your chance to share our pride in Ipswich and shine in this unique opportunity.
 
About the role
As the Head of Legal and Democratic Services (Deputy Monitoring Officer), you will have the opportunity to develop, co-ordinate, implement and review the annual Operational Plan, ensuring they incorporate the Council’s risk management procedures. You’ll also hold responsibility for the operational area’s budgets and your role will encompass the management and professional development of operational area colleagues, putting you at the forefront of this exciting chapter in the Council’s history. You’ll work to ensure that there are alternative methods of service delivery, external funding and partnership working; ensuring the council operates with best practice at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
 
This position encompasses the provision of legal advice and services to the council, including representing the council in major cases and public inquiries. You have the opportunity to lead and manage the civic, information governance, elections and land charges functions. You will play a crucial role in ensuring efficient and effective operation, supporting the council as we look to maintain pride and stability within the Council, local businesses and Ipswich as a whole.
 
About Ipswich
As Britain’s oldest Anglo-Saxon town, we have amazing heritage coupled with great arts and culture. We are an urban borough, home to 140,000 people and just one hour from London, all surrounded by the beautiful Suffolk countryside and coastline. Our Waterfront area, home to the University of Suffolk, the Ipswich Marina and a host of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, builds on our proud history as a maritime powerhouse.

Let’s talk about you
This is a role for an experienced lawyer who will bring modern ways of working, positivity and sound judgment to the role. You’ll show us your ability to work collaboratively and collegiately across the Council and with partners to achieve our ambitions and serve the people of Ipswich.

For a confidential discussion, contact our retained advisors at Tile Hill: Bella Bennett 07918 976494 bella.bennett@tile-hill.co.uk or Clare Connor 0161 4080703   clare.connor@tile-hill.co.uk

Closing date: Sunday 21st April 2024 at midnight

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

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Ipswich Borough Council
Suffolk, East of England, United Kingdom

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Head of Legal and Democratic Services (Deputy Monitoring Officer)

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Job ID:

30232

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Management

Location:

Suffolk, East of England 

Role:

Head of Department, Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.03.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£59,625 - £64,146 per annum pay award pending from 1st April 2024 + Statutory Officer Allowance of £5000

Are you passionate about championing the community and revitalising Ipswich?
Ipswich is a town with a rich heritage and an exciting future. As a regional centre, we play a vital role in Suffolk’s economic success. This is the perfect time to join us. We have developed a new corporate strategy and operating model that maximises the many opportunities available to us and defines our core purpose to champion our community and revitalise our town.
 
Ipswich Borough Council is on an exciting journey as we focus on championing our communities and revitalising our town. As the Head of Legal and Democratic Services and Deputy Monitoring Officer, you will have a role to place in supporting the Council, colleagues and the wider community in achieving this vision. Reporting into the Head of People & Governance, and deputising for the Council’s Statutory Officer, you will be at the heart of this vibrant vision offering valuable insights and looking to the future of the service. This is your chance to share our pride in Ipswich and shine in this unique opportunity.
 
About the role
As the Head of Legal and Democratic Services (Deputy Monitoring Officer), you will have the opportunity to develop, co-ordinate, implement and review the annual Operational Plan, ensuring they incorporate the Council’s risk management procedures. You’ll also hold responsibility for the operational area’s budgets and your role will encompass the management and professional development of operational area colleagues, putting you at the forefront of this exciting chapter in the Council’s history. You’ll work to ensure that there are alternative methods of service delivery, external funding and partnership working; ensuring the council operates with best practice at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
 
This position encompasses the provision of legal advice and services to the council, including representing the council in major cases and public inquiries. You have the opportunity to lead and manage the civic, information governance, elections and land charges functions. You will play a crucial role in ensuring efficient and effective operation, supporting the council as we look to maintain pride and stability within the Council, local businesses and Ipswich as a whole.
 
About Ipswich
As Britain’s oldest Anglo-Saxon town, we have amazing heritage coupled with great arts and culture. We are an urban borough, home to 140,000 people and just one hour from London, all surrounded by the beautiful Suffolk countryside and coastline. Our Waterfront area, home to the University of Suffolk, the Ipswich Marina and a host of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, builds on our proud history as a maritime powerhouse.

Let’s talk about you
This is a role for an experienced lawyer who will bring modern ways of working, positivity and sound judgment to the role. You’ll show us your ability to work collaboratively and collegiately across the Council and with partners to achieve our ambitions and serve the people of Ipswich.

For a confidential discussion, contact our retained advisors at Tile Hill: Bella Bennett 07918 976494 bella.bennett@tile-hill.co.uk or Clare Connor 0161 4080703   clare.connor@tile-hill.co.uk

Closing date: Sunday 21st April 2024 at midnight

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