Position advertised: Chair for the newly constituted Main Board of The Law Society

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The Law Society is advertising for the position of the Chair of the new Main Board of the Law Society which will be established early in 2018. Hitherto there have been a number of boards reporting to the Society’s governing Council. The Society’s objective is now to create a simplified governance and management structure that allows it to coordinate the development, implementation and delivery of strategy and policy, enabling it to make and communicate decisions more quickly, setting the pace in the leadership and promotion of the profession.

The Main Board Chair will serve a three-year term and will be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. He/she will provide strategic, inclusive leadership to the Main Board, setting its agenda, developing the knowledge, capability and skills of its members and ensuring that it fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Society. 

Admission as a solicitor in England and Wales, whether or not still on the Roll or holding a Practising Certificate, is a pre-requisite.

The Society is undergoing significant change, which will necessitate demonstrable experience of working at a senior level on strategy implementation, business planning, technology transformation and financial and organisational oversight.

The proposed remuneration for the role is 42,800 for an estimated minimum commitment of two days per week.

More information can be found at www.odgers.com/63935 or contact Amber Cunningham, Associate at ODGERS BERNDTSON on Amber.Cunningham@odgersberndtson.com 

The closing date for applications is Midnight on 15th October.

Final interviews will take place on 22nd and 23rd November in London.