Head of Legal Services

£74614 per annum
20 Feb 2019
20 Mar 2019
Kaye Thumpston
Full Time
Experience Level
Not Disclosed
Summary: Head of Legal, London – A career-defining opportunity to lead a team of expert lawyers into an exciting period of development and progression

The Role
We have a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Head of Legal, leading an expanding legal team in working on high profile cases and fascinating litigation. This is a rewarding time to work for this thriving organisation of around 130 staff as it continues to develop its role in ensuring high levels of compliance as well as being at the forefront of progression within their field. The legal team plays a key role in service delivery, stakeholder engagement and modernisation of this fascinating sector. As Head of Legal you will lead the team in providing advice across the whole range of the organisation's functions, assessing the risks and providing options for managing such risks. You will also be responsible for the management of the established team, providing inspirational leadership and empowering team members to take on new projects and challenges. As a senior manager and member of the Senior Leadership Team you will actively contribute to the leadership of the organisation in line with its established goals and Corporate Plan.
The Candidate
You must be qualified to practice in England and Wales under the rules of the Law Society or Bar Council with at least eight years post qualification experience of administrative and public law as a lawyer in England and Wales.
Experience of government (central or local) or related organisations with governmental type duties is highly desirable. Experience of working for a regulatory body, especially one with both a civil and criminal jurisdiction and a prosecution capability, would be advantageous.
You will be flexible, resilient, self-motivated, pro-active, and be comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment. The ability to nurture and develop existing stakeholder relationships is a key skill for this role, along with clear and persuasive communication skills.

The Organisation
With a reputation for the upholding of professional standards and professional expert advice, and with an important programme of work ahead, this organisation is able to offer an enviable variety of work. Offering an independent and objective perspective, this organisation is truly a model employer.

Salary & Benefits
Our client offers excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and home working and access to the Civil Service pension scheme. Central London office base (EC1).

Contact Kaye Thumpston at eNL on 020 7183 8586 for a confidential discussion or email kaye.thumpston@enllegal.co.uk attaching your most up to date CV.

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