Thanks for your interest in this opportunity and I look forward to working closely with this individual to ensure the council benefits from a highly professional Law and Governance function, and that colleagues within the team have a clear sense of direction, and a commitment to supporting their professional development.
Our Head of Law and Governance makes a significant contribution at a corporate level. Elected members and senior management look to this individual for sound and timely legal advice to ensure that our decision making process is informed, underpinned by good governance, and that we manage risk effectively.
Effective relationship building will be vital in this role: establishing positive relationships with colleagues and elected members that are founded on clear and objective professional advice and a consistency of approach will enable you to add real value to decision-making. There are also opportunities to explore new ways of working within the service – enhancing our in-house capacity and exploring commercial opportunities.
We operate in a dynamic and demanding environment: this is a role that requires a resilient individual who can present advice with precision and confidence, supported by clear professional rationale.