Assistant Director (Legal & Governance)



Location: Welwyn Garden City

Salary: Up to £85,000

Reference: A000551


At Welwyn Hatfield we are committed to delivering exceptional services for our communities, through continuous improvement and future thinking. We now have a great opportunity for a proactive and motivated individual to join our Senior Leadership Team and play a key part in helping us to continue to deliver our ambitions.

Reporting into our Executive Director (Finance & Transformation), you will have responsibility for leading a high performing legal and governance team and will be our Monitoring Officer. If you are a solution focused, qualified lawyer who brings experience of working with local government and elected members on strategic issues then we want to hear from you.

Candidate Pack

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Benefits of working for the council

About the area

Indicative Timetable

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 12 June
Preliminary interviews and Assessment:  w/c Monday Monday 17 June
Final interviews:  Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 June

For an informal conversation, please contact:

Rob Naylor
Phone: 0121 312 3755

Ben Cox
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.