Head of Legal Services
& Deputy Monitoring Officer

 

About the role

Hours: 37

Salary: £75,786 - £83,587

Closing Date: 14th November

Technical Interviews: 22 November

Final Interview: 2 December

 

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a well-respected Legal team and work with other corporate colleagues across a vibrant and dynamic Council. You will have a central role in enabling the Council’s ambitious plans and strategies by personally advising or arranging delivery of advice.

A key element of the role is being the Council’s Deputy Monitoring Officer and together with the Director of Law and Governance administering the code of conduct complaints process across a fully parished Borough.

Please note, this role is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK

To apply please contact:

Head of Executive & Senior Management Search,

Ben Glitherow on 07808 782801 or,                                                  Ben.Glitherow@badenochandclark.com  

 

What we do

We are one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, home to over 14,000 businesses and over 265,000 residents and our Property and Planning law teams are currently involved with a £130m estate regeneration project.

 

The Legal Service is also currently advising on;

  

  • Regeneration of Wolverton town centre and Lakes estate, which has been a council plan priority for many years.

  • Large commissioning project for waste and environmental services to implement the strategy which looks ahead many years.

  • Court of Protection Proceedings being issued to regulate contact arrangements.

  • Funding for The Family Drug & Alcohol Court to continue support for some of the families in the area.

  •  Unlocking of the employment and the housing elements of the Milton Keynes Western expansion. 

  • A non-compliance issue with Schedule 9 Agreement under the Gambling Act 2005 worth over £200k.

  •  Judicial Review proceedings ranging from Age Assessment cases, Homelessness decisions and Business Rates issues.  

 

What our staff say

" I started my career at Milton Keynes Council as a paralegal with very little understanding of local government and the role of an in-house legal service. Since then, I have been afforded every opportunity to develop my legal knowledge and skills and to understand how the Council operates.

 

The Council has been incredibly supportive of my career progression and has provided invaluable guidance throughout my LPC, training contract and a secondment to the Law Society's Joint Office in Brussels. "

Ellenor Scott – Solicitor

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