Communities committee vacancies

Communities consist of Sections and Divisions. Law Society Sections are areas of practice subscription based services and Divisions are free member support services based on demographic or practice type. See http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/communities/ for further information.

Both Sections and Divisions have an annual engagement programme including conferences, events and online content focusing on supporting practitioners and encouraging best practice.

The Section / Division Committees, help to shape the programmes. Committee members are a group of committed, enthusiastic volunteers who have an interest in the relevant area. The Committee advise on how the Society can best support, promote and represent its members with the specific issues and challenges thy face. Several of our Committees have vacancies - listed below.

To apply for any of the vacancies, please email communities@lawsociety.org.uk with your CV and a statement of up to 500 words outlining how you can contribute to developing engagement with the respective Section or Division community, including practical examples.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • a sound knowledge and understanding of the key issues and challenges,
  • an interest in the relevant Section / Division,
  • the experience and drive to deliver support,
  • and an ability to represent the ideas and views of practitioners within the relevant area.

The deadline for return of applications is 22 January 2018.

Appointments will be made on merit following an open and transparent process. A selection panel will consider the applications and shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 2 February 2018.

We aim to have a regional mix of members and are also interested in hearing from applicants who are currently under-represented on Law Society Committees, including women and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.

LAW MANAGEMENT SECTION COMMITTEE
We welcome applications from those with law firm business management experience and knowledge, including but not limited to:

  • Chief Executive, Executive Director, Senior or Managing Partner,  Head of Department, or Partner of a legal practice
  • In-house legal managers

PROPERTY SECTION COMMITTEE
We welcome applications from those working in residential and commercial practice and supporting property practitioners, including but not limited to:

  • Commercial property solicitors
  • Planning solicitors
  • Property tax specialists
  • Landlord and tenant solicitors
  • Contentious property solicitors
  • Practice Managers
  • Solicitors working for financial institution
  • In-house residential / commercial property solicitors
  • Experience of cross-border transactions / deals

CIVIL LITIGATION SECTION COMMITTEE
The ideal candidate will have one or more of the following specialisms / experience (however this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Land and estates
  • Contracts
  • Commercial law

We will consider applications from all levels of experience including newly qualified lawyers, associates, sole practitioners and partners. You may have specialist skills such as Higher Rights or a Judicial appointment.

IN-HOUSE DIVISION COMMITTEE
The In-house Division engages and supports in-house counsel in the corporate and public sectors, not-for-profit oganisations and charities.

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic in-house lawyers ready to contribute from all sectors of our community, particularly regionally based.

SMALL FIRMS DIVISION COMMITTEE
Candidates must be able to articulate the distinct needs, support requirements and interests of members w covering issues such as risk, regulation and compliance, business effiacy and innovation.

We aim to have the following representative mix of members:

  • sole practitioners
  • members from firms with 2 - 4 partner