Director – Governance & Compliance (Monitoring Officer)

Six-figure salary negotiable on experience
28 May 2020
22 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Full time

Help keep the achievements coming

Six-figure salary negotiable on experience

At Cheshire East, we have an ambitious transformation agenda, building on a firm foundation of high performing service delivery.

Home to nearly 400,000 people, Cheshire East is one the biggest unitary authorities in the Northwest. Our aspirations are broad and we’re closer to realising them every day. For progressive, talented leaders, Cheshire East is a hugely exciting environment. Here, you’ll be well supported and free to set high standards and lead a Programme of ambitious change.

Our transformation and improvement journey has been refreshed in the last 12 months. We’ve invested heavily in improving the culture of the organisation and in the leadership team, including a new Chief Executive. We now need a Director – Governance & Compliance (Monitoring Officer) to support our ambitions in this critical senior role. It’s your chance to advise at the highest level and shape new governance arrangements while upholding democracy and excellent standards. At the same time, you’ll lead a number of key departments: Legal Services; Governance & Democratic Services, and Audit and Business Risk as part of a Corporate Services Directorate.

We’re looking for a talented leader who is comfortable working at a strategic level as well as someone with a track record of sound operational management. To join us, you must be degree-qualified (or equivalent) and an expert in local government legislation and experienced in taking on the statutory role of the Monitoring Officer. You’ll be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister. Whatever your background, you’ll be a robust, professional leader who can deliver audit, legal, governance and compliance frameworks through specialist teams. We’re committed to working together for a brighter future –and we expect you to be too. Through teamwork, we’re creating a better Cheshire East for all. If you’re looking for your next challenge and want to share your expertise, we’ll give you the chance to really make a difference as part of an exceptional team.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity and apply, please visit or contact Pete John on 07701 305617 at our recruitment partners, Penna.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 22nd June 2020 at 9:00am