At the Law Society we are working hard to become ever more relevant in order to improve our impact as the voice of solicitors, to protect the rule of law and access to justice and to promote our profession. This role is critical in driving that change.
About this role
Playing an important part in the Law Society’s transformation programme, the new role of Executive Director of Strategic Insight and Influence will provide high level, strategic advice to the Society, informing its policy and campaigning work. You will oversee the planning, prioritisation, development and evaluation of policy initiatives to optimise alignment with member needs and the Society’s strategic policy objectives. You will also be responsible for directing, shaping and leading future focused insight, ensuring there is an evidence-base with which to enhance our ability to represent and support the profession.
You will be a senior executive leader with a wealth of experience operating at a corporate strategic level. Comfortable leading and ensuring delivery of significant change and improvement, you will have experience representing an organisation externally with a variety of different audiences, including government, regulators, industry and commerce, and of addressing all forms of media. Strong influencing and exceptional communication skills are essential, as is translation of policy position to add value to members and stakeholders. A strong legal understanding at a strategic level is required along with the ability to measure the impact of initiatives and lead cultural change.
The legal services sector is going through fast-paced and dynamic changes, and the Law Society is focused on the current and future needs of the profession both in the UK and globally. We are the professional body for solicitors with over 160,000 members in England, Wales and around the world, and over 11,000 member firms operating in UK and international markets. We promote the profession, influence the legal and regulatory environment, keep members informed, support practice excellence and are a companion at every stage of their career. We also play an important public interest role.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Law Society on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference QLPU. Applications should be received by noon on the 17th of December 2018.