Solicitors Regulation Authority

Board Members

Job Reference QAFAY
Closing Date Thursday 07 Oct 2021

Legal services have never mattered more. In an increasingly uncertain world, people need all the help they can get and that means the way the legal sector works is changing. If you want to help to shape the future and make a real difference for people and businesses in England and Wales, becoming a Board member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the opportunity you have been looking for.

The SRA regulates the solicitor profession in England and Wales in the public interest, balancing public protection with regulatory arrangements that support an increasingly open, diverse and competitive legal sector. With more than 210,000 solicitors and some 10,000 law firms to oversee, high professional standards are the priority. As it continues to deliver its Corporate Strategy the SRA will be building on its major reform programme – already having transformed the way solicitors qualify – ensuring it and the sector can respond effectively to change and working to maximise the benefits innovation and technology can bring for consumers and law firms.

The SRA is looking to appoint two new Board members from a solicitor background, to join the SRA Board and contribute to setting its strategic direction. All new Board directors should have previous experience of working with a Board, a track record of achievement in complex organisations, and the ability to think strategically. They will also bring excellent communication skills and judgement, and a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. The SRA is particularly interested in individuals with at least one of the following:

• experience in a senior management role in a City or other major law firm; and/or
• experience providing legal services in Wales; and/or
• experience providing legal services in England or Wales through less traditional business models, such as an ABS or digital services provider.

The SRA is committed to putting diversity at the heart of everything It does. It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified individuals coming from the widest possible range of backgrounds to these roles.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Solicitors Regulation Authority on these appointments. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference QAFAY. Alternatively email or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 7th October 2021.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority Limited (SRA) is the regulator of solicitors and organisations providing legal services.