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Are you an experienced Adult Social Care lawyer looking to step into a new leadership opportunity? Join the brand new Legal Team at West Northants Council, one of the newest and the fourth biggest Unitary Council in England.
Following the success of our first recruitment drive we are now looking to build on the new team by adding a Head of Legal (People) to provide strategic legal leadership and act as business partner to the Council’s Adult Social Care, Education, Mental and Public Health teams. Once again we are delighted to be supported by Trowers and Hamlins who are offering a bespoke package of mentoring and coaching to the successful applicant.
You will lead a team of professionals as well as supporting the growth of the lawyers of tomorrow entering the profession. You will work on high profile cases with the Executive Leadership Team and elected Members in a fast-paced environment and you will deputise for and support the Deputy Director Law and Governance in developing a commercially focused, responsive legal service that is central to the Council achieving its ambitious plans. If you have a passion for delivering excellent legal services and want to help shape and deliver an exemplar local authority legal service we want to hear from you.
West Northants is a great place to work. With a focus on career development, wellbeing, flexibility and support, this is an opportunity for you to take the next step on your career journey in a supported environment. We have mentoring, buddying, coaching, training and many other opportunities available to assist and develop you, as well as ongoing support from Trowers and Hamlins to ensure your success in the role.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:
The council is in the process of implementing a new pay structure and terms and conditions which will be applicable to this role. The outcome could result in a future variation to the advertised salary, and this will be discussed at interview.
We’re a new council, following one of the largest shake-ups in local government reform in recent history. As a new authority, we’re embarking on an exciting journey to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and communities.
Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services.
At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.
When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.
Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and challenges you in a positive way, every day.
West Northants Council, where careers thrive.
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