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Head of Legal Services & Deputy Monitoring Officer

Oxfordshire County Council
Oxford, Oxfordshire
up to £97,000
Closing date
24 Jul 2022
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Oxfordshire is a culturally rich area with a blend of stunning rural landscapes, a world-renowned city, and traditional market towns and villages. The Council is committed to delivering its strategic plan, ensuring Oxfordshire is a greener, fairer and healthier county.

We are looking for a new Head of Legal Services & Deputy Monitoring Officer who will play a key role in the service improvement journey we are on as well aligning our council priorities and vision to deliver workable strategies for a large legal services team. Oxfordshire is launching an investment in apprenticeships, to work and train in law, as a leader within the council, you will work with others to champion and develop this. As our Deputy Monitoring Officer, you will deputise for the Director of Law and Governance, providing expert advice and support to the Chief Executive, other senior officers and political leaders. You will be a values-driven, commercially minded and inclusive leader, responsible for a team striving to provide the very best for the communities, businesses and people of Oxfordshire.

Working to the Director of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer, you will lead the Childcare, Environment, Contracts and the Property & Litigation teams whilst also managing a personal caseload of high-level legal work.

As part of the extended leadership team of the Council, this role provides an exciting opportunity to be an active senior manager within Oxfordshire, where you will build strong partnerships and influence every aspect of how we operate.

If you are a qualified lawyer ready to take the next step in your career or a Deputy Monitoring Officer looking for a new challenge, we would like to hear from you.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our recruitment consultants at GatenbySanderson, Kate Merson on 020 7426 3376 or Ben Parsonage on 07530 578 921 or visit

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