Director of Law and Governance

London Borough of Islington
Circa £130,000

Islington is a dynamic and wonderfully diverse inner London borough serving over 215,000 residents. We are determined to create a more equal Islington, where everyone who lives here has an equal chance to thrive.


Our new Director of Law and Governance will hold a fast-paced role which touches every part of the council. As the Council’s statutory Monitoring Officer,
you will work proactively and supportively with officers and elected members on a wide range of issues that support our ambitious approach to improving the lives of our communities.

We are seeking to enhance our openness and transparency, increase public involvement in council decisions and achieve outstanding governance and probity. You will be the Council’s Deputy Returning Officer leading our highly regarded elections team and will also provide supportive leadership to the business support function of over 100 staff delivering critical support services to every department.

This is the chance to join an ambitious London borough and lead a large, stable, and talented workforce. We are looking for a new Director who thrives on being a visible leader to a large service and whose integrity and commitment to standards will support elected members and staff with the complex and sensitive issues that local authorities navigate every day.


Download the role profile and useful links below.


Search Closes
19th May 2023

First stage interviews (virtual)
w/c 29 May

Stakeholder panels (virtual)
21 Jun

Final Panel Interview
28 Jun