Executive Recruitment

Chief Legal Officer

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Hertfordshire County Council
Competitive Salary
Closing date:
21st December
Job Ref:

Recruitment timetable

Closing date
21st December 2018
Long listing
4th January 2019
Preliminary interviews
w/c 14th January 2019
Short listing
w/c 21st January 2019
Final Panel
8th February 2019


With around 1.2 million residents and an economy worth £35.9bn a year to the UK economy, we’re expecting our population to grow by 175,000 people over the next 12 years, creating new demands on our infrastructure and resource.

This is a key post within the Resources Directorate and will underpin our collaboration with partners such as land owners, developers and District councils.  We want to be known as an organisation that is open for business.

Our new Chief Legal Officer will work closely with every Department, responding to new ideas with creativity - identifying options and choices to achieve excellent commercial outcomes whilst ensuring the very highest standards of governance.

Our legal service is well respected and looking to play an even greater role within the council and beyond and we are looking for a passionate, highly experienced and influential legal professional to lead the service into the future. As the County Council’s Monitoring Officer, you will pride yourself on your standards of governance and probity but above all, you will enjoy thinking outside the box to help us deliver our ambitions.

For a confidential discussion about the role, Tim Hills on 0113 205 6085 or Penny Ransley on 020 7426 3962

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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