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Legal Services Manager and Monitoring Officer

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Job ID:

6277

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Management

Location:

Lancashire, North-West 

Role:

Head of Department, Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

06.08.2018

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

47_18
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Job Description:

The current salary grade for this post is: £39,961 - £44,697 + £6000 Monitoring Officer Allowance, per annum

Reporting to one of three strategic Directors, you will act as the Council’s principal legal adviser, leading the Council’s legal team, as well as discharging the statutory duties of the Monitoring Officer. Working closely with the Chief Executive, you will ensure that the Council fulfils its lawful obligations, statutory duties, and performs its functions and activities in accordance with the law and the principles of good governance.

Other Key aspects of this role include:
  • Management of the Legal Team, providing innovative, comprehensive and robust legal advice to ensure that Lancaster City Council’s interests are well serviced and promoted in respect of any activity, partnership or collaborative working.
  • Ensuring governance and probity arrangements are in place for the Council’s complaints and information functions, with responsibility for Local Government Ombudsman complaints on behalf of the Council.
  • Working collaboratively with other senior leaders and Elected Members in implementing the Council’s overall strategic direction and modernisation agenda and, in doing so, ensure that statutory obligations, opportunities and risks are appropriately identified and managed.
  • Demonstrating a clear and practical commitment to ensuring that the Council continually improves and delivers high quality cost effective services that deliver community and corporate objectives, engaging effectively in internal / external partnerships and collaborations.
  • Ensuring the Council’s vision, values, priorities and strategic objectives are actively promoted and made a reality.
The successful candidate will act as the Deputy Returning Officer.

This is a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

The hours of work for this position are 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday and you will be based at Lancaster Town Hall. Attendance at Council and Committees outside normal working hours will be required regularly.

The Council currently operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme.

Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.

To apply online and for further details please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below. Alternatively please call 01524 582077.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND A CV AS THIS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Closing date: Monday, 27 August 2018 at 5pm
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Lancaster City Council
Lancashire, North-West, United Kingdom

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Lancaster City Council
Lancashire, North-West, United Kingdom
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Legal Services Manager and Monitoring Officer

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Job ID:

6277

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Management

Location:

Lancashire, North-West 

Role:

Head of Department, Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

06.08.2018

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

47_18
col-wide   

Job Description:

The current salary grade for this post is: £39,961 - £44,697 + £6000 Monitoring Officer Allowance, per annum

Reporting to one of three strategic Directors, you will act as the Council’s principal legal adviser, leading the Council’s legal team, as well as discharging the statutory duties of the Monitoring Officer. Working closely with the Chief Executive, you will ensure that the Council fulfils its lawful obligations, statutory duties, and performs its functions and activities in accordance with the law and the principles of good governance.

Other Key aspects of this role include:
  • Management of the Legal Team, providing innovative, comprehensive and robust legal advice to ensure that Lancaster City Council’s interests are well serviced and promoted in respect of any activity, partnership or collaborative working.
  • Ensuring governance and probity arrangements are in place for the Council’s complaints and information functions, with responsibility for Local Government Ombudsman complaints on behalf of the Council.
  • Working collaboratively with other senior leaders and Elected Members in implementing the Council’s overall strategic direction and modernisation agenda and, in doing so, ensure that statutory obligations, opportunities and risks are appropriately identified and managed.
  • Demonstrating a clear and practical commitment to ensuring that the Council continually improves and delivers high quality cost effective services that deliver community and corporate objectives, engaging effectively in internal / external partnerships and collaborations.
  • Ensuring the Council’s vision, values, priorities and strategic objectives are actively promoted and made a reality.
The successful candidate will act as the Deputy Returning Officer.

This is a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

The hours of work for this position are 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday and you will be based at Lancaster Town Hall. Attendance at Council and Committees outside normal working hours will be required regularly.

The Council currently operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme.

Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.

To apply online and for further details please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below. Alternatively please call 01524 582077.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND A CV AS THIS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Closing date: Monday, 27 August 2018 at 5pm