Legal Services Manager & Deputy Monitoring Officer
About the Role
We are seeking a highly motivated legal professional. This role presents the opportunity to join an in-house legal team. Working within in a modern and flexible environment, you will be provided with the professional investment to excel, develop your knowledge and skills, and fulfil your goals. We are interested in passionate individuals who care about their colleagues and are committed to making a positive difference.
About the Person
• A proactive individual who can provide a comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective legal service to the Council. To have primary responsibility for the legal team caseload, service delivery and budget. To provide effective management and leadership of the legal team, acting as Deputy Monitoring Officer.
• You will be responsible for the provision of high quality, solution focussed, varied legal support to internal clients and members across the Council.
• Knowledge and Experience of at least 2 of the following areas: Litigation (Civil & Criminal), Local Government Law, Public Law, Planning, Procurement & Contract Management, Property. To undertake matters in your area(s) of expertise and to support the Strategic Head of Legal & Governance and Monitoring Officer.
• Qualified solicitor or barrister, educated to degree level or equivalent with evidence of continuing professional development.
In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.
We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Laura Shoulders, Legal Secretary Laura.Shoulders@reigate-banstead.gov.uk
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, supporting the guaranteed interview scheme for disabled and ex-armed forces candidates, who meet the essential criteria for the role.Values and Behaviours.
Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.
Interviews Scheduled for Tuesday 28th March 2023 (either in person or online via Microsoft Teams)