We are looking for a qualified, experienced and motivated professional to manage our wider legal team at Harlow Council, incorporating Legal, Procurement and Local Land Charges Officers. As Legal Services Manager you will also be the Council’s deputy Monitoring Officer.
The successful applicant will have a comprehensive working knowledge and experience of working in a legal position providing clear advice on a wide range of complex local authority legal matters; corporate governance issues; data protection; information governance and local government legislation.
You should have a good knowledge of the issues facing local government and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written as you will be working closely with elected members.
You will have excellent leadership, persuasion and negotiation skills at all levels (internal and external), be a self-motivated and innovative person that has effective problem solving skills.
Previous line management of a multi-disciplinary service with competing demanding workloads is desirable. In return we offer generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours and a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) Pension Scheme.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Simon Hill, Head of Governance on 01279 446099.