Director of Law & Governance



Location: Liverpool

Salary: c. £130,000

Reference: A000457


We’re building a city where everyone can flourish, and where residents have trust in the council.

The council’s Leader has set us the goal of being the most professional administration the city’s ever had, and we’ve made rapid and sustained progress across a wide number of fronts. The more we achieve, the more we want to achieve.

Class-leading governance and a robust legal service underpin everything we do. This role is at the heart of our journey towards excellence, and you’ll be building on strong foundations. Leading an expert team and commissioning external support when required, you’ll provide high-quality and outcome-focused advice to colleagues and Cabinet. Moreover, you’ll run a complex directorate which delivers a number of key services to the council, including discharging the duties of the Monitoring Officer.

We are building a strong legal and democratic function that will set the benchmark, but there’s still plenty to do, and you must understand how to continue and accelerate our improvement programme. An adept relationship-builder and an exemplar of personal and professional integrity, you’ll rapidly gain the trust and respect of everyone you encounter – within and beyond the council.

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For an informal conversation about this role, please contact:

Martin Tucker
Phone: 0121 312 3755

Ben Cox
Phone: 0121 312 3755

Indicative Timetable

Closing date: Friday 1 March 2024
Preliminary Interviews (via Teams): w/c 18 March 2024
Final Interviews (in Liverpool): Monday 22 April 2024

To Apply

To apply for this job please click on the Apply button below and fill out the requested information. When prompted, please submit your CV and a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4 each).

With your CV, please also provide the names and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will only be contacted if you reach the final stages, and we will not contact referees without your permission.

Your supporting statement should express why you are interested in this role and what experience you can bring to the organisation. The statement should tackle the specific requirements of the role; outlining examples and outcomes showing how you meet those requirements.