Executive Director, External Affairs
The Law Society is the professional body for solicitors with over 150,000 members in England, Wales and around the world, and over 11,000 member firms operating in UK and international markets. The Society represents, supports and promotes solicitors, and plays an important public interest role. The legal services sector is going through fast-paced and dynamic changes, and the Law Society is focussed on the current and future needs of the profession both in the UK and globally.
The Executive Director, External Affairs will lead the development of the Law Society’s policy agenda and its internal and external engagement, and will build the Society’s influence with the profession and its stakeholders. They will lead the Society’s work to influence government and regulatory policy, as well as raising the profile of the profession through campaigns. Overseeing the External Affairs team, this person will ensure a coherent approach to external engagement across the Law Society’s activity, and will contribute to the broader organisational strategy as part of executive team.
The successful candidate will bring significant leadership and management experience of comparable scale in complex stakeholder environments. S/he will also have external stakeholder management experience at a national level, with a knowledge of legislative process and government. Strong influencing and communication skills are essential, as is senior-level experience working on strategy and policy development across a range of issues. Experience in a membership body or in a legal/regulatory environment is desirable, but not essential.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Law Society on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference QLPR. Alternatively email email@example.com or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).
Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 17 August 2017.