Head of Legal

BCP Council (Bournemouth,Christchurch & Poole)


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive Salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    14 October 2021

  • Client

    BCP Council (Bournemouth,Christchurch & Poole)

Ref: GSe78605

Established in 2019, Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Council is one of England’s newest unitary authorities, as well as one of the UK’s most iconic coastal communities. Although we have already achieved a great deal, our ambitions to modernise and innovate continue.

The communities we serve are at the heart of our ambitions, and we want to ensure that our residents and businesses are able to realise their full potential, and enjoy an outstanding quality of life.

We are seeking a Head of Legal (Deputy Monitoring Officer) to take a lead role within our legal function. In addition to managing the team and your own caseload, you will deputise for the Director of Law and Governance, providing sound legal advice, and enabling the council to fulfil its strategic ambitions. We are open to applicants with local authority or private practice experience, however it is vital that applicants are able to demonstrate versatility, creativity, a strong governance ethic. and a solutions-focused approach. You will also need to demonstrate a sound understanding of local and/or central government law.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
9am Thursday 14th October 2021

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
10th, 11th & 12th November

Final Panel Interviews
18th and 19th November 2021

How to apply

For further information please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Delicia Coutinho (07741 264 892) or Seb Lowe (07464 543442)