Head of Professional Discipline

Hays Legal
England, London
£60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
21 May 2019
18 Jun 2019
Louise Fussell
Practice area
Full time
Contract type

Your new company
A well respected leading professional membership organisation within the United Kingdom operating in a similar way to a trade union to protect, support and represent the interests of the practising professionals within the optometrist field. They provide high quality services and benefits to enable their members to fulfil their professional roles. Due to growth within the legal team, they are seeking a Head of Professional Discipline to provide legal and regulatory advice/assistance to members and internal departments in relation to legal matters affecting individual members and or the profession.

Your new role
As Head of Professional Discipline, you will provide legal and regulatory advice/defence to members of the organisation including investigations, hearings, NHS disputes and regulatory updates, and consultations. You will manager and have conduct of own portfolio of cases, which will include the provision of legal advice, drafting of documents, case preparation and management and supervision of the Professional Discipline work stream. Finally you will report regularly to the Director of Legal and Regulatory Services on the progress of caseload and any issues arising from this as well as being responsible for a team of Solicitors and Paralegals.

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for the role, you will have significant experience as a solicitor or barrister in a professional regulatory field and have relevant experience in all aspects of the legal workload. You will have demonstrable experience of working at an executive level and contribution to the strategic goals of current and previous employers. Finally you will have experience of managing professional staff, delegating and monitoring the work of others to achieve targets.

What you'll get in return
In return, you will benefit from a competitive salary and range of flexible benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme and flexible, agile working across a 35 hour week. In addition to managing your own career and development, you will be responsible for managing the careers and progression of those around you. Finally, you will benefit from financial and life planning benefits such as a performance related pay plan, life assurance and extended maternity and adoption pay.

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