Director of Law & Governance

Location
Islington, London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
12 May 2021
Closes
01 Jun 2021
Job role
Director
Contract Type
Full time

We are determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life. We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

The role of Director of Law and Governance is a key role in the organisation, providing leadership to the Legal and Governance functions. The role also ensures the provision of modern, solution driven, first class legal and democratic services to help achieve the Council’s priorities.

The role forms part of the Resources department which brings together Digital Services, Law & Governance, Human Resources and Finance. All of these services provide vital enabling services to the council and our residents.

Our service has responded well to recent events and is in a strong position to transform the way it operates. It will take your creativity, tenacity and inspirational leadership to get us to the next stage and create a better, brighter future. You will have the full support of elected members, the Chief Executive and the corporate team to make that a reality.

This is a leadership role and as such, we will be looking to you to drive positive cultural change, embody our behaviours and values in all that you do and ensure the effective implementation of all corporate initiatives and transformation programmes you lead.

We are looking for someone who has achieved significant success at a senior level, created a collaborative, empowering culture for staff and has experience of working with residents, politicians and partner organisations.

You will be the Council’s Monitoring Officer and Deputy Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO). You will secure constructive working relationships with colleagues across the Council including members, providing the necessary information and support to enable them to fulfil their roles effectively.

For more information about the role or for a confidential discussion about your suitability, please contact leadership@islington.gov.uk

Closing date: 1 June 2021.

Apply Link: www.islington.gov.uk/directorlawgovernance