Executive Recruitment

Assistant Director Governance and Law

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Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Competitive Salary
Closing date:
2nd May
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
2nd May
Long listing
16th May
Preliminary interviews
21st May
Final Panel
6th June


At Kingston, we are passionate about our Royal Borough and want to be known as a Council that will be financially and environmentally sustainable, working transparently and collectively in the best interests of Kingston’s residents, partners and businesses. This is a new era for the Council, with a new Chief Executive, Liberal Democrat administration and Corporate Plan ‘Making Kingston Better, Together’.

With high quality legal services delivered by a Shared Service with neighbouring boroughs, we are seeking an experienced local government officer to take on the monitoring officer responsibilities for Kingston and client the legal shared service arrangement. We are looking for strong leadership
qualities to embed our new constitution and ensure delivery is fit for the 21st century. As the Council’s Monitoring Officer, you will also have a direct relationship with elected members and sit on the Strategic Leadership Team. Your leadership, integrity and strong track record in corporate governance will support the whole Council to innovate and deliver high quality services for our residents.

To be successful in this post, you will need to have a strong strategic grasp of leading within a complex organisation and a strong ambition to deliver services differently by putting residents at the heart of decision making. Whoever is appointed to this role will help establish our profile as a Council with exceptional standards of governance to ensure our communities receive consistently high-quality services.

To find out more contact our advising consultant at GatenbySanderson Marcia Williams on 020 7426 3374

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

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