Head of Legal Services (and Deputy MO)

Senior Management (JNC/Chief Officer) – Senior Manager

£66,963 to £72,300 per annum 

Ref No E1345

Closing Date 12/12/21


East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future – together.

Brighter Future

We are looking for an approachable, confident and experienced manager to lead our newly restructured legal services team. We have a strong legal team, and we are looking for someone who can continue to bring about enhancements and work collaboratively with client teams and elected Members.

You’ll also be involved in an interesting and diverse range of significant and high profile legal matters, help to embed our new committee based system of governance, and be the Council’s Deputy Monitoring Officer. You’ll be solutions focused and looking for opportunities to enhance the profile of the team, and promote true ‘one team’ partnership working with all stakeholders.

If you want to play an important role in supporting Cheshire East Council as it strives to meet its ambitious corporate objectives, we’d love to hear from you.

We believe people are our greatest asset. That’s why we’ve gone out of our way to give staff everything you they need to make their job easier. At Cheshire East, you’ll receive:

  • 25 days paid holiday a year increasing to 30 days after 5 years continuous local government employment
  • A career average salary local government pension scheme
  • Opportunities for training and development
  • Flexible working arrangements

For an informal chat about this role please contact David Brown, Director of Governance & Compliance 01270-685999

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