Locum Head of Legal

Venn Group
West Midlands
£500 - £600 Per Day
06 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Locum Head of Legal - £500 to £600 per day - West Midlands

Venn Group's specialist legal team are excited to be recruiting for a Locum Head of Legal for a Local Authority based in the West Midlands.

The team are looking for someone to carry out the role for an initial period of 6 months and will consider candidates on a 4 or 5 day (30-37 hours) per week basis.

The purpose of the role is to act as Senior Legal Advisor to the council, managing a large and complex service area to meet identified customer and community needs in the most efficient way.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out various responsibilities including:

  • Leading on the development and delivery of the legal service plan and reviewing performance thereafter
  • Providing general and legal advice on local government administration, maladministration, impropriety and probity issues
  • Acting as the Deputy Monitoring Officer and undertaking the duties delegated to that role under the council's constitution
  • Supporting councillors on the ethical framework applicable to them and supporting the statutory Standards Committee
  • Leading on advising at full council meetings, cabinet and other councillor forums

A highly attractive rate of between £500 and £600 per day (dependent upon experience) is offered.

For more information about the position, please contact Sophie Powell or Tom Hoult on 0121 616 0660. Alternatively email your CV to midlandslegal@venngroup.com

Venn Group aim to deliver the highest standards, so you can be assured your application will be handled with professionalism and care. Venn Group acts as an employment agency and an employment business.

At Venn Group, we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours. However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to all applications individually. If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We look forward to your application.