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Chief Legal Officer

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

£64,221 - £75,584 + excellent relocation package

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5BY


Full Time


30/10/2017 at 11:59 AM


Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

Vacancy Description

Are you an ambitious lawyer looking for your next challenge?

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is a progressive authority that lies within easy reach of London in the leafy heart of Surrey.  We may be small in size but our ambitions couldn’t be greater.  We are deeply committed to continuous improvement and great customer service across all our activities.

We are looking for a lawyer with the confidence and experience to be the Council’s Monitoring Officer, member of the Leadership Team and to lead the legal service and democratic services teams, providing vision and direction to bring about real and lasting improvements across the board.

For the right person, this is a superb opportunity to broaden your experience and enhance your skills.  You will be a qualified solicitor or barrister at law ideally with experience of local government legal work, especially in planning and contract management.  A strong, inspirational, hands-on leader, you’ll have the resolve, flexibility and political awareness to bring further success to our part of the world.

You should be able to demonstrate senior leadership success within a local authority or other complex organisation; have a proven track record of providing proactive, expert, timely and authoritative legal advice and support to senior members and stakeholders and be a highly effective communicator, influencer and negotiator.

The rewards are everything you would expect in such an important and high profile role, with a generous salary boosted by a monitoring officer supplement and relocation package of up to £8,000.

For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Sue Wait our retained consultants at Jobsgopublic SmartSearch on 020 7427 8255.

Closing date: 30 October 2017

1st interview: 8 November 2017  

2nd interview: 10 November 2017

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For informal enquires please contact Eleanor Clarke, our recruitment consultant, by email at