Director of Law & Governance



Location: Sheffield (with agile working)

Salary: c. £100,000

Reference: A000504

Status: Open

Working closely with our elected Mayor and Chief Executive, this role will hold accountability for a discrete but connected theme of our ambitious programme. With our new Level 4 Devolution Deal in place, we believe that South Yorkshire can and will be the place that sets the pace, and we’re looking for an experienced and visionary public servant who is hungry to shape a better future for everyone who calls South Yorkshire their home, their workplace, or their destination.
As the Director of Law & Governance you will be the lead advisor to the MCA for all legal, procurement and governance issues to ensure appropriate governance, constitutional and legislative compliance is in place to protect the organisation. You will also hold the statutory duties of Monitoring Officer, with a duty to ensure high standards of conduct and lawfulness in the MCA’s decision making and Data Protection Officer, as well as support the Chief Financial Officer in the design and management of commercial activity and the governance arrangements of the MCA’s Group structure.
You’ll need experience in a strategic civic role, but will also understand the granular detail of how local services are experienced by those who use them. Our unique place in the regional ecosystem means that we can work beyond
precedent, and you’ll relish the opportunity to think differently about big, important and exciting challenges.

Role Profile

Indicative Timetable

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 25 April 2024
Preliminary interviews and Assessment:  w/c Monday 6 May 2024
Final interviews:  w/c Monday 20 May 2024

For an informal conversation, please contact:

Martin Tucker
Phone: 0121 312 3755

Rob Naylor
Phone: 0121 312 3755

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.