Chief Legal Officer
Wakefield is located at the heart of the UK and is home ot over 325,000 people. Its deep-rooted heritage is just one of the things that set it apart as a great place to live, work and invest.
We want Wakefield to be successful and make Wakefield a place where people thrive, businesses succeed and visitors are welcome.
A key part of realising this is ensuring we are a successful council.
This means being ambitious, enterprising, dedicated and efficient in delivering excellent services.
We’re looking for a Chief Legal Officer who, alongside ensuring good governance, can bring drive, creativity and solution-focused thinking to the organisation.
As a qualified solicitor or barrister, you will be confident in working across the council, with our Elected Members and with a range of external stakeholders, providing sound advice.
To successfully lead the Legal and Governance Service it is essential that you have highly developed management and leadership skills, as well as a strong track record of managing change and service improvement.
As Chief Legal Officer you will also act as the Council’s Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO) and deputise as Returning Officer during election periods.
Reporting to the Corporate Director for Business Change, and as a member of the directorate management team, you will have a key role in helping to realise our objectives and ultimately improve the lives of residents.
For more information please contact our Penna recruitment consultant Amanda Riley on 0771 008 4020 or visit www.ourwakefield.co.uk/site/the-roles