Head of Legal & Governance (and Monitoring Officer)

Reigate, Surrey
circa £90,000
26 Oct 2018
26 Nov 2018
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time


Head of Legal & Governance (and Monitoring Officer)
circa £90,000
Reigate, Surrey

As a high performing, commercially driven authority, we are now looking to build on this and drive further change at Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.

Following the review of our senior management structure, we’re making progress happen based on our Council’s values of being bold and confident, making a difference and doing the right thing. To make our transformation complete, we need expert governance and legal guidance and that’s why we’re looking for an exceptional Head of Legal & Governance.

In this critical role, as a key link with elected Members, you’ll take charge of Legal, Governance and Electoral Services. As a strategic leader for these teams, you’ll inspire your staff to provide outstanding and proactive services. While this is a key responsibility, it’s only part of a broader remit. Based at the heart of the Council, you’ll be the Monitoring Officer, a source of legal guidance and a guardian of governance.

With so much on the horizon, we need a confident, influential leader: an experienced Solicitor or Barrister, who understands local authorities and how our organisation operates. You would have worked at a senior level in a legal services team, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills, together with strong political awareness.

To discover more and how to apply, please visit www.reigateandbansteadrecruitment.co.uk or call our consultants at Penna, Anthony Hopkin on 07500 042 272 or Clare Connor on 0161 408 0703.

Closing date: Monday 26th November 2018 at 09.00am