Assistant Director: Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer)

Wirral, Merseyside
20 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Five years ago, we were a local authority in crisis: focused on cuts and on the verge of government intervention. Since then, we’ve been experiencing the fastest turnaround of any council in the UK. So what’s changed?

In a nutshell, we refuse to give up; we never stop moving. Our pragmatic, innovative and bold plan, ‘2020 Vision’ will ensure that we’re getting the basics right; that we’re achieving more; that we’re changing the way we do things.

In this role, you’ll take us to the next level and create a legacy for yourself in the process.

With senior-level, strategic experience, you’ll have the high degree of influence it takes to lead, co-ordinate and manage the law and governance functions of the Council.

This will involve providing strategic direction, corporate leadership and high-quality financial advice to officers, the Leader and Elected Members.

Your main aim will be to modernise the in-house legal team and provide clear and confident advice to support the governance of the Council. Collaborating with senior leaders, you’ll ensure a joined-up, flexible approach to the Council’s ambitions.

The high-quality, value for money services you deliver will be instrumental in driving through ambitious business improvement.

Skilled in stakeholder management (internal and external), you’re able to maximise choice and responsiveness for the needs and aspirations of local communities.

An ambassador for Wirral, you’ll manage and develop contracts with suppliers and partners, and ensure that our reputation (and brand) is articulated at every point of contact.

You’ll also strategically assess progress in other organisations and companies to ensure we’re maintaining a modern, diverse, best practice approach for our customers.

Managing Senior Managers and Officers, you’ll ensure that our Council and its members maintain the highest standards of conduct.

Importantly, you’ll ensure the effective management of our resources as you act as the strategic legal advisor in the development of business plans. You’ll also provide advice to members on Standard Codes of Conduct and manage a significant budget.

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