Monitoring Officer/Solicitor to the Council

Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Circa £105k
11 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Highly flexible working available (Full/Part-time/Agile)

Wandsworth Council is a large and very busy inner London borough and a major social landlord responsible for 33,000 council properties. The Council has an ambitious and growing regeneration programme; and values high standards of governance and probity within a wider culture that emphasises local democratic control, customer responsiveness and value for money.

We are looking for a  suitably qualified and experienced Solicitor to take on the Monitoring Officer role and be the Council’s principal legal advisor. The role reports to the Assistant Chief Executive and will have direct access to the Chief Executive.

Since 2016, the Council’s services have been managed and delivered through a shared staffing arrangement with Richmond Council. In addition, key services – including legal services – are managed and provided through a shared wider shared service  - South London Legal Partnership.

This role is therefore focused on acting as the Council’s statutory Monitoring Officer and the Council’s principal legal advisor; and ensuring that the legal services provided through shared services represent good value for money and provide expert advice.

Wandsworth Council has a strong culture of developing employees and enabling them to progress according to their ambition and potential. We also continue to seek the widest possible diversity in our senior staff team, and therefore especially welcome applications from women and candidates from minority ethnic communities.

For further information contact our retained consultant at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 7917936 or Carol Coyle on 07500 887849. 

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For an informal discussion about the role please contact our retained consultants at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Carol Coyle on 07500 887849.

Closing date: 25th January 2021.