The successful candidate will partner with relevant business areas, providing high-level specialist advice, identifying opportunities for improvement, designing/delivering new approaches and managing associated external specialists who deliver professional services. You will work closely with the Head of Legal Services, to promote high standards of conduct and provide greater transparency and protections on Constitutional matters.
My client is England's first Sub-National Transport Body. Their vision remains resolute, one of "a thriving North of England where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life and improved opportunities for all".
Their mission to level-up the UK has become even more prominent in national discourse. It has been formally recognised as a national objective by the Government and referenced in key documents including the National Infrastructure Strategy; review of the Green Book; and most recently the Plan for Growth.
My clients vision and objectives are entirely in step and supporting of the levelling-up agenda, with transformational infrastructure investment widely accepted as a cornerstone in closing the economic and productivity divide.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable relevant legal experience at a comparable level within a similar organisation or public body.
The primary role will focus on advising on and supporting good governance processes for the whole organisation and overseeing and dealing with implications of legislative change for the organisation
Knowledge of information law and data protection legislation, experience of negotiation in disputes with third parties, advising corporate meetings and of supporting projects that impact on the general public and stakeholders will also be required. You will be expected to act as a subject matter expert, providing specialist legal advice to internal/external stakeholders and partners.
Strong analytical skills are also an essential requirement. You will initiate and lead the design and implementation of new/enhanced policies, systems and approaches.
You will have experience of all levels of legal, governance, commercial and contractual management, supplier management, procurement knowledge but the same time be detail driven and use insights to deliver value added solutions.
You will be a self-starter as well as being an excellent team player who is hands on and has the ability to turn vision into reality.
You will be an exceptional communicator and an innovator from design to delivery, with a collaborative approach to work with and across multi-disciplinary teams such as Northern Powerhouse Rail, Strategic Rail, Finance, Procurement, Project Teams, Directors and local transport authorities, drawing on your know-how to give guidance in a solution focused way.
A competitive Salary
27 days holiday
Local Government pension scheme
various salary sacrifice benefits; travel pass purchase scheme