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Head of Legal Services - Suffolk County Council

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£70,855 - £87,225

Job description

The Head of Legal Services at Suffolk County Council is an exciting opportunity to lead an in-house legal team specialising in local government law, providing services to a range of public sector organisations across the eastern region and beyond.

Suffolk County Council has an impressive record of performance, achievement and innovation. The current administration is committed to delivering 'Our Priorities', recognising that these are challenging times for local government. The council has implemented a series of transformation programmes designed to create better ways to deliver services. Suffolk Legal has a key role in supporting those programmes and the priorities of the council.

Suffolk Legal is nationally recognised for excellence by The Law Society for training and developing its staff. In 2016, Suffolk Legal was the Lawyers in Local Government in-house Team of the Year. Suffolk Legal focuses on what customers need, so services are designed to consistently deliver on those high expectations.

You will have:

* substantial recent and relevant experience of working at a senior level in legal services

* a sound track record of identifying solutions for a variety of complex situations and problems

* detailed and extensive legal knowledge gained through qualifications and demonstrable continued professional development.

As one of the council's Deputy Monitoring Officers, you will provide advice and support to councillors and senior officers and play an influential role in the senior management community of the Corporate Services Directorate.

Apply online at: or call 0345 601 4412 quoting the job ref.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.