Legal Services Manager

Venn Group - Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Full time
38 days ago

Legal Services Manager – Civil and Business

Local Authority seeks talented Lawyer to lead their Legal Services Team. This senior role will see you leading on the strategy of the Legal directorate whilst ensuring the smooth running of the Civil and Business legal team.

As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will drive strategic initiatives and shape the future of the Council’s legal services. This will involve working closely with the Assistant Director and senior managers to implement the division’s Transformation Agenda.

The position would ideally be suited to an experienced solicitor or barrister, with a with a passion for nurturing talent and inspiring high-performance teams and who is experienced in leadership and management.  

Leading and managing is central to this role.  It can be a demanding job but is very rewarding.  You should be able to prioritise and make decisions under pressure whilst thinking clearly to ensure successful outcomes.


  • Oversee legal operations within the Civil and Business team
  • Strategically plan and implement directorate business strategies
  • Guide and supervise complex legal work spanning housing, employment, civil litigation, and more
  • Collaborate closely with senior stakeholders, providing expert counsel and strategic direction
  • Drive compliance with legal standards, legislative requirements, and internal policies
  • Foster a culture of knowledge management, sharing best practices, and continuous improvement
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement and efficient resource allocation
  • Represent the Council in external engagements and forge strong partnerships with industry peers


  • Qualified solicitor or barrister with a minimum of 5 years' PQE
  • Knowledge of housing, employment, civil litigation, and other related legal domains
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Financial acumen and experience in managing budgets effectively
  • At least 12 months management experience


  • Hybrid working with significant remote working
  • Formal policy allowing for flexible working
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme
  • 31 days annual leave, rising to 36 after five years continuous service
  • Option to buy an additional 10 days annual leave per annum

Apply Today

If you are an accomplished legal professional with the drive to lead, this is your chance to make a significant impact. For more information please contact Nik Stoate at Venn Group.




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