Wealden District Council

Job Vacancy:Company Secretary & Corporate Support Lawyer

Job Information


£30,309 to £33,678 p.a

Contract Type:

Permanent, Full Time


37 per week


Council Offices, Hailsham


An opportunity has arisen to provide company secretarial support to the Council’s companies and to provide legal support and advice to the Council on its corporate and commercial arrangements.

Working in Wealden District Council’s busy legal team which provides legal support and guidance to Wealden and Rother District Councils, you will oversee the day-to-day administration of the Council’s companies through the maintenance of statutory books (including registers of members and directors), organising board meetings and AGM’s, preparing agendas, taking minutes and supporting the Chairman of the Board in ensuring the board functions efficiently and effectively.

As our Corporate Support Lawyer you will also provide legal advice and support to the Council on its corporate and commercial arrangements including contract law, Assets of Community Value and our information obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations and Data Protection Act.

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 commercial law experience within a legal practice or in-house legal team or equivalent. In addition to excellent communication skills you will need an understanding of the role of company secretary  or experience of working as a company secretary or similar role.

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:

24 March 2017

Interview Date:


Post Number:


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