113 Chancery Lane
30 Jun 2024
Salary Details:
£64,378 - 77,633 plus 3% flex fund after 3 months plus comprehensive benefits
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The Role

The Head of Private Law is a specialist role that plays an important part in shaping and influencing public policy development across important policy themes for solicitors,  consumers, and the wider public.

As the Head of Private Law, you will lead on horizon scanning future Private Law issues and identifying potential new strategic priorities.  At the same time, you will lead on responses to emerging public policy developments to meet the needs of our members whilst also advising on policy within the Law Society’s key campaigns on Justice and the Rule of Law.

In addition, the Head of Private Law role will work closely and effectively with the Law Society’s Council, the Board, Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee (PRAC), and the other policy making structures to ensure good governance over decision making.

A key part of this role will be to lead member facing engagement, planning and delivery in partnership with the Public Affairs team and other member facing teams, whilst also leading a highly competent and engaged team of Policy Advisers.

What we're looking for

We are looking for someone that has a track record of success in policy analysis and development with a strong knowledge of government policy-making processes and structures.

In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of horizon scanning with evidence of developing a strategic, policy response to influence policy outcomes effectively.

Experience of leading a high performing and engaged team is an important aspect of this role, along with the ability to provide well considered and informed advice to the profession.

What's in it for you

This is an excellent opportunity to work with contemporary thinkers in a progressive membership organisation.  You will be joining an organisation that works diligently to protect everyone’s right to access to justice and  to promote the rule of law.

We provide a welcoming and respectful working environment, offering support to help everyone thrive and be at their best.  We like to think creatively and work collaboratively to achieve our success. 

The Law Society is committed to creating a diverse working environment that is inclusive, welcoming, and respectful.  Applications from candidates with broad and diverse lived experiences are welcome.

We offer a generous flexible benefits package

We support a hybrid way of working and would expect you to be present in our London office each week (currently 2 days a week).

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

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.