Legal, Democratic & Electoral Services Manager

Rugby, Warwickshire
Up to £50,000 pus statutory allowences (c £3500)
27 Apr 2018
28 May 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Rugby is one of the fastest growing towns in the country and the fastest in the West Midlands with a range of high quality housing and commercial developments on the go. This brings great opportunities to grow our local services for our residents. Rugby Borough Council is in a strong financial position and ready to face the challenges ahead to improve our services. 

We are looking to appoint an experienced manager to provide effective leadership and guidance to the Legal, Democratic and Electoral Services teams. This will involve providing a high level of legal advice and services to the entire Council as well as representing the Council at Member meetings, and Officer/Member working groups.

The role will play a key role in leading, developing and delivering the democratic processes for the Council and supporting the democratic decision-making arrangements. This includes scrutiny processes and manging the servicing of meetings of the Council and its Committees.  The role will also ensure that all required elections and referendums are administered appropriately, within election regulations and in a cost-effective way. The post holder will also act as the Council’s Monitoring Officer and Deputy Returning Officer.

The successful candidate will possess a professional legal qualification with practising certificate and have a broad knowledge of legislation underpinning the services. An understanding of the political structure and governance within local government is essential.

For an informal discussion about this role, please call Adam Norburn, our Executive Director on 01788 533401.

You can view full details of this job via our website, where you can also apply
on-line.  Please visit  If you are unable to apply on-line please contact 01788 533564, or e-mail: for further assistance

Interview Date: 11 June 2018