Chief Executive

Job Reference QLSF
Closing Date Thursday 21 Mar 2019

Closing Date: Noon 21 March 2019

Salary of up to £150,000

The UK legal sector, valued at over £32 billion per annum, employs some 15,000 barristers, 149,000 solicitors and 13,000 other legal professionals. The Legal Services Board (LSB) is the independent body which oversees the regulation of this large, complex and critical sector, reforming and modernising the legal services market-place by putting the interests of consumers at the heart of the system.  It is independent of both government and the profession.

The Chief Executive will provide leadership to the LSB’s executive team, working closely with its Board. S/he will lead the organisation through a period of unprecedented economic, social and technological change, ensuring that the legal sector meets the needs of consumers with the highest levels of integrity, competence and professionalism.

This is a challenging role for an exceptional individual. You will bring a track record of senior-level management and leadership in a complex organisation. With a high intellectual capacity and sophisticated communication and influencing skills, you will have demonstrable experience of managing a wide range of high-level stakeholder relationships. You will also have a reputation for being independently minded and impartial. Experience of the legal sector could be helpful but is not essential.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as employment agency advisor to the Legal Services Board on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference QLSF.  Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on 21 March 2019.