Legal Services Manager

Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4RL.
Up to £77,525 per annum
13 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017
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Warwickshire is a dynamic county and one of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK. The council has an ambitious four year plan and to deliver this plan they need exceptional leaders to deliver their wide ranging transformation agenda.

Warwickshire has a long established, successful legal trading unit featuring specialist in-house teams who deliver comprehensive Legal Services to the council, as well as to a range of external public sector partners.  The teams excel at collaborative working; have a strong, solid reputation and an excellent track record of performance, with consistently high customer ratings.  The success of the business model to date has led the service to develop an ambitious plan for growth and that’s where you come in!  

About the role

You will lead an experienced and highly effective team, offering legal advice, particularly around commercial projects, to deliver corporate objectives across a range of service areas.  Working with the Head of Law & Governance, you will lead and grow the Legal Service and act in support of the Monitoring Officer.  In addition, you will work with the Corporate Leadership Team and Members to fulfil the ambitious aims set out in the Council’s One Organisational Plan and lead a modern, forward thinking Legal Service. 

About you

  • A qualified Solicitor or Barrister with c. 7+ years’ experience; you will evidence a proven record of achievement in leading and managing a range of legal services within an organisation of comparable scope and complexity, having worked in, or with knowledge of, local government.
  • You will have experience of wider corporate and commercial projects, working with a diverse range of stakeholders, as well as being able to articulate a clear vision and strategy for a modern Legal Service, translating a strategic vision into effective outcomes.
  • An experienced commercial lawyer who can provide trusted advice on the Council’s key transformation projects, you will have the commercial acumen, enthusiasm and drive to grow the business and deliver our trading targets, with the ability to see the big picture in order to develop a class leading Legal Service.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

Interested in learning more?

If you have the vision, energy and expertise required for this exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you.  Please visit

For an informal confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Dawn Faulkner (0121 644 5702) or Jodi MacDougall (0113 205 6093).

Closing Date for Applications: 3rd November 2017 no later than 5.00pm

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