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Legal Services Manager / Deputy Monitoring Officer
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/22/223103
  • Published: Mon 19/12/2022, 16:39 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary £56,855 rising to £60,151
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Saffron Walden, Stansted and Little Canfield Essex, Essex

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Legal Services Manager / Deputy Monitoring Officer

Uttlesford District is consistently identified as one of the best places to live in the UK. We’re ideally located, with easy access to London and Cambridge and an international airport on our doorstep. And yet, the district still retains its rural character, alongside its market towns and villages.


We are at the start of a journey to build a modern agile Legal Team and are looking to appoint a Legal Services Manager.  You will lead the legal service, identifying and implementing service improvements with a team of experienced lawyers (currently 4 with 2 more full time planning lawyers also to be recruited), DPO and land charges staff. As our Deputy Monitoring Officer, you will deputise for the Assistant Director Governance and Legal and Monitoring Officer. You will have a wide general knowledge of local government law and we are seeking in addition someone with a good level of experience in at least two of the following areas of law; Property, Contracts, Commercial, Housing, Licensing, Data Protection Law. In addition, be able to manage the legal service budget.


The role will be demanding yet varied and rewarding with plenty of opportunity for development. 


If you are a qualified lawyer ready to take the next step in your career or a Deputy Monitoring Officer looking for a new challenge, we would like to hear from you.


Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexitime
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme


For an informal discussion please contact Jane Reynolds Assistant Director of Governance and Legal and Monitoring Officer via email


Please apply online via our recruitment link


Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 29 January 2023.

It is intended that interviews will be held on Wednesday, 15 February 2023.


CVs will not be accepted.

Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all.  We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.