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Senior Governance Officer (Board Secretariat)

The Law Society
London (Central), London (Greater)
£43,283 plus 3% flex allowance after 3 months and comprehensive benefits
Closing date
16 Nov 2021

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The Role

The senior governance officer is responsible for delivery of effective secretariat services to our Board and its committees. This is a vital role that plays a central role in the administration of the Law Society's governance structure, enabling good decision making and oversight of our activities. The role involves working closely with our Board Chair, Chief Executive and other senior stakeholders, delivering work on their behalf and advising on governance matters.

 What we're looking for

We're looking for someone with significant experience and understanding of board and committee structures, processes and how they function, with prior experience as a committee secretary or similar.   

The successful candidate will have strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills, with experience of working with senior stakeholders. Resilient, they will have excellent planning and organisational skills, and able to produce high-quality deliverables under pressure and with a high level of attention to detail.  

If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, stimulating governance environment and have prior experience of similar roles, please get in touch. 

What's in it for you

We offer a generous flexible benefits package, a friendly working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within a professional organisation. 

We believe in the benefits of a diverse workforce and strongly welcome applications from those currently under-represented in the organisation, including LGBT+ people, people with disabilities and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Please note: if you are an internal applicant, Pay Policy will apply.

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (no more than 500 words) clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role.

The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. From negotiating with and lobbying the profession's regulators, government and other decision makers, to offering training and advice, we're here to help, protect and promote solicitors. 


The Law Society is the independent professional body for solicitors, with a
membership of over 160,000 individual solicitors and 13,000 legal firms, operating in domestic and overseas markets. We work globally to support and represent our members, offering over 50 products and services and promoting the highest professional standards and the rule of law.

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