Executive Recruitment

Deputy Monitoring Officer (Legal Manager Commercial)

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Durham County Council
From £62,710 to £64,770
Closing date:
26th April
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
26th April 2019
Shortlist meeting
3rd May 2019
24th and 28th May 2019

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As one of the biggest councils in the country, with stable leadership and a proud tradition of delivering strong services, Durham County Council is facing the future with confidence. In our first 10 years as a unitary council we have achieved a great deal. Our success has been delivered through our great people and strong leadership, as well as creative thinking, partnership working and a sheer passion for what we do.

Sound legal advice underpins all of our activities from decision making to project delivery. We are looking to recruit a new Deputy Monitoring Officer and Legal Manager to help deliver the council’s ambitious programme of commercialisation, regeneration and economic development.

As a member of the Legal and Democratic Services Management Team, you will be supported by a dedicated group of staff, Members and senior officers across the council who have high ambitions for the county.

To help us reach our goals, we are looking for candidates with a track record of success in planning, property, procurement or commercial law and an ability to support major projects and financial investments. As Deputy Monitoring Officer, you will also have a sound understanding of local authority governance arrangements.  We require an individual who can work corporately, as you will play a major role in developing our county over the coming years. It is an exciting time to join Durham – so if you feel you have the drive, skills and experience to make a difference in one of the most dynamic, beautiful and ambitious counties in the country, we want to hear from you.

How to apply

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Luke Judd
0113 205 6077
Rachel Cox
0113 205 6068
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