Legal Services Manager

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£61,287 to £67,204
Test Valley
Job Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and forward thinking authority in a key role, supporting and reporting to the Head of Legal and Democratic Services and Monitoring Officer.

We’re looking for a talented and ambitious legal professional who wants the chance to grow as a leader and take the next step in their career. And while you will bring your own areas of local government legal specialism to the role, your ability and enthusiasm to lead and support our experienced and dedicated corporate legal team is key to this appointment.

We are an innovative authority, and with this brings an abundance of interesting and challenging work. Your time will be divided between supporting the Head of Service, leading the corporate legal team and carrying out your own casework. You will be responsible for allocating and managing the throughput of the legal team’s work, working closely with the council’s senior lawyers, officers and elected members to enable the organisation to achieve its objectives. You will deputise for the Head of Legal and Democratic Services as required and will act as a Deputy Monitoring Officer.

The post-holder will be a member of the council’s Senior Managers’ Forum, with regular leadership learning and the chance to help influence strategic policy and decision-making. You will have significant  knowledge and experience of local government law and governance and a commercial approach to managing a team of lawyers.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for the next step on their leadership path, or perhaps a sideways move from a larger organisation to lead a broader team, with development opportunities aplenty.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Karen Dunn, Head of Legal and Democratic Services at

This is a politically restricted post.

Closing Date:  1 July 2024

Interviews: From 8 July 2024

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This role expires 05/07/2024.
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