Monitoring Officer / Lead Specialist - Legal

£61,777 to £66,869 per annum
05 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We are recruiting for a Lead Specialist – Legal and Monitoring Officer. As well as being our most senior Legal Officer, this role leads on the governance and standards within the Council. We are therefore seeking a qualified solicitor with significant technical expertise to assist with the most complex areas that we face and lead the delivery of our legal function. Our Monitoring Officer ensures the highest level of conduct for our Councillors and employees, so possessing the ability to challenge constructively and with gravitas is of paramount importance. Experience of working with elected Members is essential and experience of governance around Commercial approaches within the public sector would be an advantage. Ensuring that we deliver services and our wider ambitions in line with our constitution and within the law, the successful candidate will be supported by Legal Specialists and a Case Team.

We are One Team – Ambitious for South Somerset. To be successful in this role you will need to be collaborative and share our ambition for doing our best for the council and the communities of South Somerset. In return we offer a progressive place to work with flexibility, extensive benefits and a local government pension scheme, oh and one of the best places to live in the country! Come and be part of an ambitious and progressive organisation, and help us make our ambitions a reality.

Please contact Netta Meadows, Director Strategy & Support Services on (01935 462200) should you wish to discuss the role in more detail or visit for more information.

Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 19th September 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 10th October Job Reference:1793

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and supporting statement to