Solicitors Regulation Authority

Director of Education

Job Reference QAFAQ
Closing Date Monday 07 Feb 2022

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, a senior role at 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 a Director of Education, to build on its ground-breaking work relating to professional qualification and assessment. Reporting to the Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation, the Director of Education will lead a team working with a very wide range of senior internal and external stakeholders, working on major areas of policy development, and overseeing the performance of the SRA’s major assessment services contract. Candidates could come from a wide range of backgrounds, with relevant policy development experience, and a strong track record of working proactively with colleagues and third parties on complex issues. Previous experience of working in the field of professional qualifications would be helpful.

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 QAFAQ.  Alternatively email or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on Monday 7 February 2022.

In an increasingly uncertain world, people need all the help they can get and that means the way the legal sector works is changing.