Local Authority Monitoring Officer

Logix Resourcing
625.00 GBP Daily
13 Jun 2017
20 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Local Authority Monitoring Officer

Previous experience as a local authority's Monitoring Officer is extremely desirable.
Main service areas: Legal Services; Corporate Governance & Audit; Councillor Support & Democratic Process; Internal Audit & Risk; Business Support and Coroners' Service

To support or lead the development and delivery of corporate objectives as part of the Corporate Leadership Team.

To develop emerging models of governance to deal with and facilitate devolution of powers and responsibilities from Government to the Council

  • Contribute strategically at an organisational wide level through being a member of the Directorate Leadership Team and Council Leadership Team
  • To lead a proactive Internal Audit Service that adds value to the Council and provides sound assurance to the Chief Operating Officer & s.151 Officer, Chief Executive and External Audit on the internal control processes and systems of the Council.
  • To develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Council's External Auditors to ensure that they continue to rely on the work of Internal Audit as part of their assessment of the Council's internal control environment.
  • Work with Corporate Leadership team colleagues to lead, develop or deliver cross-cutting corporate projects or priorities
  • Develop and deliver a Service Plan based on objectives and priorities that align with the Council and Directorate plans and other corporate strategies
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of performance indicators for the service that reflect the business plan and the Council strategy
  • Monitor policy, legislation and best practice to ensure the most appropriate delivery vehicle for the managed functions and deliver continuous improvement
  • Participate in the relevant out-of-hours rota, managing incidents in accordance with defined operating procedures

Leadership & management

  • Provide strategic leadership and management of the service, role modelling behaviours, motivating senior managers and holding them to account for performance
  • Implement communication, recognition, talent development and succession planning strategies that maximise levels of staff engagement in the service
  • Ensure the effective governance, delivery and embedding of change programmes, empowering staff to play an active role in delivering and realising the benefits
  • Ensure the service operates within all regulatory, legislative and best practice requirements and that it is suitably positioned to adapt to and address forthcoming requirements, including, but not limited to: Health & Safety; Equality & Diversity; Safeguarding; Information Governance and Employment law

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