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Tim Shields, Chief Executive

"This is a fantastic opportunity to join the leadership team at Hackney, and make a difference in London’s most diverse and creative borough."

Tim Shields, Chief Executive

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the position of Director, Legal and Governance at Hackney Council.

We are one of the most ambitious and high-performing local authorities in the UK. Our resident satisfaction levels remain high, even after a decade of austerity, and the trust that local people have in us is considerably higher than the national average for local government. We are a council that listens to our residents, we are a campaigning voice on their behalf, and we are always striving to find new ways to provide them with the best services.

At Hackney we do things differently, and we sometimes take risks, to get the best for our borough and our communities. But it’s important that we always do that in a safe legal context.  That’s why this role is so important.  We need high quality legal advice to support our ambitious programme of work, and excellent governance to underpin everything that we do.

To be successful in the role, you will have strong political understanding and a real talent for working with elected Members. You will be an excellent manager of teams and resources, with proven inclusive leadership skills, and the ability to nurture talent and get the best out of everyone who works with you. You will have a track record in developing and implementing good governance in a large local authority.

I need a collaborative, dynamic, and engaged Director, who will not only provide first class legal advice to the Mayor and to the senior management team, but who will also be a key member of my own Directorate management team, helping to drive change across the organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the leadership team at Hackney, and make a difference in London’s most diverse and creative borough.

I look forward to receiving your application. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like an informal discussion about the role.

With very best wishes

Tim Shields
Chief Executive

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Director, Legal and Governance

Employer:
London Borough of Hackney
Location:
Hackney
Salary:
£132,000
Closing date:
14th November
Job Ref:
GSe59514

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