Deputy Monitoring Officer

Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Salary: £85,776 – £96,304

Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Hours: 35 hours per week.

DBS Check: No

Closing Date: 25/02/2024 at 23:59

Reference: CS/24/269777

Our vision is to create a fairer, stronger and cleaner city region. Somewhere we can all be proud of, where no one is left behind. To make our vision a reality we’re looking for people, from all walks of life, who reflect the diversity of our communities, feel connected to our vision, and who role model our three behaviours.

The Combined Authority is led by Mayor Steve Rotheram and brings together Liverpool City Region’s six local authorities – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral – to tackle the big issues that matter to us all, together.

We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities, such as transport, employment, culture, digital and housing.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone benefits from the decisions we make. We want to create an environment which allows our economy to thrive for the good of everyone who lives and works in Liverpool City Region.

Role overview:

You will support and deputise for the Monitoring Officer to ensure good and effective Governance at the Combined Authority. In addition, you will carry a legal workload dealing with agreements for regeneration and investment projects.

You will be a personable and approachable professional seeking your next challenge. You will have a proven track record of delivery, be looking to make a tangible difference and want to work in an exciting environment.

Key role and responsibilities:

To act as the statutory Deputy Monitoring Officer ,maintain the highest standards of conduct, and report any matters that are likely to be illegal or amount to maladministration.
To update, and advise upon the interpretation of the LCRCA’s Constitution.
Provide advice and assistance to Members on the Members’ Code of Conduct, declarations of interest and their statutory obligations.
To promote and ensure compliance with the highest standards of corporate governance.
To ensure effective management of resources in accordance with best practice and the Constitution to meet needs of stakeholders and delivery of the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor’s priorities and objectives.
To work on high risk, high value investment and Regeneration projects on behalf of the Organisations ,(allocated work by the Legal Services Manager).

Required skills and knowledge:

Currently practising and qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive.
Evidence and commitment to continuous personal and professional development
Significant post-qualification experience in a senior public service role
Experience of acting in a senior role preferably as Monitoring officer/Deputy Monitoring officer
A commitment to the LCR and an understanding of its stakeholders
An ability to demonstrate our core values, including a commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Experience of contributing to a high-performance culture

What we can offer you:

Local Government Pension Scheme contributions between 5.5% and 12.5%
Generous holiday entitlement of 29 days as well as bank holidays and the option to buy 5 additional days
Free travel around Liverpool City Region with an All-Zone Metro card worth £1,450 per year plus All Zones Off Peak Trio ticket for your spouse or partner
Flexible and hybrid working
24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family and Free counselling services
Corporate discounts at council-owned gyms
Bike to Work Scheme
Coaching, mentoring, apprenticeships, and professional qualifications including paid membership fees and even a £1k interest free learning loan for non-job-related learning

Closing Date for Applications: 25th February at Midnight

Technical interview will be held on Tuesday 5 March via teams and final interviews will be the afternoon of 18 March, morning of 19 March or afternoon of 25 March at no 1 Mann Island, Liverpool.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all candidates who met the essential criteria in the job description and who have declared that they: have a disability, are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, are a member of a reservist or have close family links to a member of the Armed Forces as we are under-represented by people from these communities.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please apply online via the link provided.