West Lancashire has a diverse economy with market towns, small villages and thriving commercial areas nestled alongside rural countryside. The Borough offers a wide contrast between open farmland and small picturesque villages together with the larger vibrant market towns of Burscough and Ormskirk. Our largest town Skelmersdale is a hive of urban activity with a number of thriving employment estates and busy shopping centres and exciting plans for the Town Centre.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and driven individual to join the Council to work within our Legal and Democratic Services teams.
Reporting to the Council's Legal & Democratic Services Manager & Monitoring Officer, you will work at a senior level within the organisation responsible for leading on all areas of Litigation as well as Assisting the Legal Services & Democratic Services Manager & Monitoring Office as Deputy Monitoring Officer, providing an opportunity to work at a strategic level with the Council's Corporate Management Team, senior managers and elected members.
We are seeking appropriately qualified candidates with relevant Deputy Monitoring Officer and Litigation experience and an excellent knowledge of local government law and governance. You will be politically aware, capable of quickly establishing credibility with members and have an ability to motivate others. You will have the skills and experience to lead "enabling" services confident in their ability to provide business focused advice and practical support to help the Council achieve its corporate priorities and ambitions for the Borough whilst maintaining and championing the principles of good governance and decision making. You will be responsible for managing the Legal team with the Council's other Principal Solicitor.
We pride ourselves on being a good employer with a range of benefits and employment terms and conditions to suit you. You will be able to benefit from competitive salaries on an incremental scheme, flexible working, LGPS pension scheme, family friendly policies and healthcare insurance. To read more about the benefits of working for us visit; Benefits of Working for the Council
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Kay Lovelady, Legal & Democratic Services Manager and Monitoring Officer on 01695 585075.