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Job Title Head Of Legal & Democratic Services
Job reference CCL29A
Department Corporate Services Directorate
Grade SO 06 - 08
Pay From: £69,405 To: £73,692 per annum
Hours 37 Hours Per week
Closing date 01 February 2021
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Job Description
St. Helens Borough Council is looking for a dynamic and innovative Head of Legal and Democratic Services to join us at an exciting time for the Council.

Reporting to the Director of Legal & Governance, you will work at Head of Service level, responsible for managing Legal and Democratic services, Scrutiny, Electoral and Registration services.

You will also act as Deputy Monitoring Officer, providing an opportunity to work at a strategic level with the new leadership team, senior managers and elected members, supporting and enabling key projects.

At a time when the Council is undergoing an exciting modernisation and improvement programme, you will lead the development of the services to promote strong, collaborative relationships with the departments that they support, to foster a ‘business partnering’ model.

We are seeking appropriately qualified candidates, with senior management experience in a Local Government legal setting, and a strong working knowledge of Local Government law and governance. You will have good political awareness, having worked in a politically sensitive environment. You will also have the skills and experience to proactively facilitate good governance and decision making within the Council and provide pragmatic solutions to issues.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious leader to take that next step in their career.

We welcome applicants from the BAME community.

Provisional Date for Interviews: 10th February 2021.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jan Bakewell, Director of Legal & Governance on 01744 673209.
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For an application form and further details contact:

Cavelle Morgan
01744 671852
Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP

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Head of Legal & Democratic Services JD.pdf
Head of Legal & Democratic Services Application Form.pdf
Head of Legal & Democratic Services PS.pdf
Head of Legal & Democratice Services Applicant Letter.pdf
When requesting an application form please state your name, your address, the job you are interested in and the job reference number. The Council's official job application form must be completed in all cases. CVs should not be submitted as a replacement.