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PERMANENT: 37 hours per week
SALARY: £66,762 to £70,848
LOCATION: Tiverton

As a skilled and experienced local government legal professional, you’ll already be aware of the wide variety of interesting work that local authorities get involved in. This role will directly manage the legal team and land charges team (both with recent success in national awards), as well as our member services function including committee services. However, over and above your legal knowledge and management experience, we’re also looking for someone who can give confidence to elected members in this world of hybrid meetings and multi-agency contractualised delivery.

As the council’s statutory Monitoring Officer ultimately responsible for legal soundness and good governance in accordance with the constitution, you will be someone who can empathise with the varied views of stakeholders and provide a calm and assuring voice. Comfortable in your own professional space and able to communicate your knowledge, advice and views to others in a way that explains and reassures, while remaining flexible enough to grasp and respond to competing interests, demands and viewpoints.  

The role will offer an ability for remote working, although there is an expectation of physical presence in Mid Devon on a week by week basis.

Relocation scheme available (if applicable)

To find out more

To find out more about this role please contact Stephen Walford, Chief Executive on  01884 255255

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - District Solicitor (Monitoring Officer to the Council) Job Description.

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Opportunities@middevon.gov.uk. Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE:  25 September 2022 at 1:00pm
POST NUMBER:  MT10
VACANCY NUMBER:  2022129

MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.  We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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