A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaringheights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, TowerHamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. Thisvibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proud melting pot ofcultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to live,work, learn and do business. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in closeproximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work with arich history and heritage and a diverse community.
It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a greatopportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has anestablished Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the Councilacross the full range of its functions. Westrive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the excitingvariety of work we undertake in-house. Wehave recently restructured our service to better align with the council’sfunctions and meet its changing needs and are now looking for experienced andhighly motivated professionals to join the existing team.This post is politically restricted in accordance with section 2 of the Local Government & Housing Act 1989.
The Head of Commercial and Contracts is a new rolewhich will have management oversight of 3 existing teams, namely: Planning, Contracts and Property andRegeneration each led by a Principal Lawyer.
You will be the lead advisor and relationshipmanager for the portfolio of work undertaken by the team. You will haveoversight of the work of all 3 sub teams and will be able to demonstrate theskills, knowledge and experience necessary to lead a multi-disciplinary team, advisesenior officers and Members of the Council and command the confidence and respect ofcolleagues.
You will be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with substantial relevant PQE.