Chelmsford City Council – Legal and Democratic Services Manager

Welcome letter

Thank you for your interest in what I believe is an exciting opportunity to join our ambitious and progressive council here in Chelmsford.

The City of Chelmsford, England’s Diamond Jubilee City has a rich heritage, beautiful green spaces, first-class sporting, leisure and arts facilities, shopping, dining and vibrant nightlife.

Chelmsford is an affluent city, situated 30 minutes from London by train via Liverpool Street and is 25 minutes from the home of London 2012 Olympic Games in Stratford, East London. Geographically, Chelmsford is well placed as both a commuter city and a satellite business centre with Essex County Council, Essex Police Authority and Visteon amongst the many businesses and organisations supporting the local economy. Chelmsford is the county town of Essex, situated at the heart of the East of England.

Having been awarded City status in 2012, Chelmsford has a unique opportunity to build on its excellent credentials and develop ambitious plans to promote future growth. Chelmsford has great plans to grow even larger, giving people even more reasons to visit and live in the Borough. The future plans for Chelmsford build upon a long-term vision to enhance the economic, cultural, leisure and retail heart of Essex and to become a leading regional centre in the East of England. It is a vision for the future of the city and its people.

We have an exciting future ahead and are looking for an ambitious person who will have responsibility for the strategic leadership and management of Legal Services, Democratic Services, Electoral Services and Information Governance and supporting me in continuing to build on the success we have achieved to date and to help us deliver our ambitions.

You will be forward thinking and with fresh new approaches to service delivery by being commercially astute and entrepreneurial.

To achieve all of this you will have exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to build strong relationships at all levels by being an inspirational leader with the ability to motivate and inspire the team to continue their outstanding work.

I am very proud to be the Director of Corporate Services of this excellent organisation and if you believe that you have the vision and passion to become the Legal and Democratic Services Manager of England’s newest City, I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Louise Goodwin
Director of Corporate Services

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