Director of Law and Governance

Slough Borough Council
Slough, Berkshire
up to £119,000

Slough Borough Council is never far from the headlines at the moment - the challenges are well documented, but there’s been much less coverage of Slough’s recovery and improvement journey. There is a new corporate plan in place outlining Slough’s commitment to residents, including a determination to close the healthy life expectancy gap and improve the life chances of the borough’s children and young people. There is also a new top team in place – all focussed on turning the council around. Slough has already made some great progress but there are still mountains to climb. That is why the council is looking for an extraordinary group of senior leaders to join them for what will undoubtedly be the biggest and also the most rewarding challenge of their careers.


The council’s new Director of Law and Governance will play a vital role in the recovery journey, and candidates will need considerable senior local government legal experience as well as the strength and confidence to ‘speak truth to power’ and develop a culture of respect.  Candidates will also need to embed strong and effective democratic and governance structures and oversee the contract for legal services which are provided by HB Public Law and by Reading Borough Council (for children’s services).   The council is therefore seeking applicants with tenacity, determination and a resolute focus on change and transformation.  The role reports directly to the chief executive, giving the Director the opportunity to influence the recovery journey across the authority.


For further details, please click on the role profile and useful links below or for more information please contact Luke Judd on 07435 270659 or


Closing date: 24th November 2023

Longlist Interviews: 12th and 13th December 2023

Useful Links
Structure chart VIEW
Corporate plan VIEW
Intervention Documents VIEW
Finance Recovery Plan VIEW
Refresh of the Finance Action Plan VIEW