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Solicitor - Governance

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
28/09/2018
Advert End Date:
28/10/2018 23:59
Salary:
£38,052 to £41,846 p.a. (Grade 13)
Allowances:
n/a
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Legal
Vacancy ID:
179872
Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham
Post Number:
RES564

Job details 

Closing date:
28 Oct


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Further information

Durham County Council is currently embarking on an exciting new journey of transformation. We have recently launched a number of new projects which will help deliver excellent customer service and create a flexible, driven workforce.

From the building of a new, modern HQ in the city centre, to innovative technological solutions and the redevelopment of Aykley Heads, Durham County Council is inspiring growth and progress. To ensure successful delivery of its ambitious programme, the Council requires quality governance advice to ensure the principles transparency, accountability and sustainability.

The Council is seeking to appoint to the post of Governance Solicitor within the Legal & Democratic Services. As well as advising on transformation projects, the role will involve working closely with the Head of Service to provide advice to Officers and Members on all aspects of public and administrative law, as well as information governance and RIPA. The successful candidate will also support the Council’s Standards Committee on a wide range of ethical standards and conduct issues.

Candidates should be motivated individuals willing to challenge the status quo and have a passion for driving organisational change. They must be a qualified solicitor with a current practicing certificate, or a qualified barrister, with knowledge and experience of local government law and practice, particularly in relation to public and administrative law, the Constitution and the Members’ Code of Conduct.

Candidates should be a qualified Solicitor with current Practicing Certificate or qualified Barrister and have knowledge and experience of Local Government Constitutional matters including the Standards and Member Code of Conduct.

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Helen Lynch on 03000 269729.

Interviews will be held week commencing 12th November 2018.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on 03000 267241 or email hrresources@durham.gov.uk.

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