“Stockport Council has a strong track record of achievement and is well respected and forward thinking. Despite the tough financial climate we are striving for improvement in our services. As our Head of Legal and Democratic Governance, you will have the opportunity to use your expertise to the full, against this exciting backdrop of ambition and innovation.

In this key role, you will be leading our professional and well respected Legal and Democratic Governance Service. As well as managing and supporting your team, you will tackle a variety of high-level challenges working closely with Members and senior managers, providing support and specialist legal advice. Through your expert knowledge and leadership, we will establish systems of good governance which ensure that decisions are made in a lawful, solution focused and transparent way.

We are looking for a confident, experienced professional – a credible leader with a positive, driven approach. You will inspire trust and encourage your people to perform at their best, implementing change if required. You will also be a qualified solicitor or barrister with post qualifying experience and have the attitude and enthusiasm to lead and develop the service and its employees.”

“Head of Legal and Democratic Services
Ref: EX 23739
Employer: Stockport Council
Location: Stockport
Salary: £51,365 – £58,476
Salary Grade: M Band 1
Working Pattern: Full Time
Working Hours: 37 hrs per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: 01/07/2013 10:00
Job Type: Democratic Services/Political, Legal, Management/Senior Management
Interview Date: 10th July 2013″