Wealden District Council

Job Vacancy:Company Secretary & Corporate Support Lawyer

Job Information


£30,612 to £34,014 p.a

Contract Type:

Permanent, Full Time


37 per week


Council Offices, Hailsham


Wealden and Rother Legal Services is a shared service partnership between Wealden District Council and Rother District Council. At an exciting time for Wealden District Council, an opportunity has arisen to join the Council’s busy Legal department within its commercial and procurement team.  

You will provide legal advice and support to Wealden and Rother District Councils’ departments on a wide range of matters relating to its corporate and commercial arrangements, while having the opportunity to develop your own specialist practice.  This could include matters relating to its contractual arrangements, procurement activities and corporate and information governance issues.

You will also become Company Secretary to Wealden Distrcit Council’s companies and will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration of the Council’s companies through the maintenance of statutory books and  registers, organising board meetings and AGM’s, and supporting the Chairman of the Board and the shareholders in compliance with their duties. Knowledge of and ability to advise the Council on its company law responsibilities would be advantageous.

You will need a Law degree or equivalent and be a Practising Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives with relevant company or general commercial law experience within a legal practice or in-house legal team or equivalent. In addition to excellent communication skills, an understanding of the role of company secretary or experience of working as a company secretary or similar role would be preferred.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Description and Personal Specification.doc

Closing Date:

12 May 2017

Interview Date:


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Contact the Human Resources Team

Contact Form: Contact the Human Resources Team

Email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602424

Wealden District Council
Human Resources
Council Offices
Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX