Assistant Director Legal & Governance/Monitoring Officer

Grade/Salary AD Level 1  – £70,340 – £81,589 (plus a Responsibility Allowance £6,700 per annum)

Job Ref RO65475

Closing Date 21st July 2022

Our Vision is to make the Borough of Rochdale a great place to grow up, get on and live well through our strategic priorities of people, place and prosperity. We have already made excellent progress in transforming and improving many aspects of life in the Borough but we have exciting plans to continue our improvement journey. The Borough sits in an excellent location at the foothills of the South Pennines but also only a 15 minute train ride from the heart of the City of Manchester.

This opportunity would place you at the heart of things as a key part of our integrated Leadership Team, contributing your skills and experience to our future success. The new post holder will be a qualified and experienced legal professional with a strong track record of success and whose style of working is commercial, collaborative and innovative. Aligning with our corporate values of ‘Proud, Pioneering and Passionate’ you will have the ability to develop excellent relationships with partners, colleagues and Elected Members and as the Council’s Monitoring Officer take a proactive approach whilst demonstrating resilience and the ability to constructively challenge.  Your background is likely to be in Local Government.

The Assistant Director role has breadth of responsibility beyond legal services incorporating Constitutional and Democratic Services, Member Support, Civics and Elections, and the Coroners and Registrars Service. There are also further plans to broaden this exciting and influential role.

To have an informal discussion about this or any other aspect of the role or working in Rochdale please call Julie Murphy on 01706 925174 or via email at Julie.Murphy2@Rochdale.Gov.UK

 In accordance with Section 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 this post requires the ability to converse at ease with the members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.

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At Rochdale Borough Council we are committed to our Values and Behaviours.

·         Proud of the difference we make

·         Passionate about the diversities of the Borough

·         Pioneering and Open in our Approach

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

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