113 Chancery Lane
22 May 2022
Salary Details:
Up to £60,000 with 3% flex fund after 3 months plus comprehensive benefits
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The Role

Are you an experienced campaigner with a passion for improving access to justice? Are you excited by the idea of leading work to develop and advocate for a new vision for access to justice and a modern system to deliver it? If you are, this might be an ideal opportunity for you. 

The Law Society is the membership body for the solicitor profession and is committed to developing a new vision for access to justice, creating innovative solutions that will better ensure fairness for all in an ever-evolving justice system. Our members are at the heart of what we do and they are passionate about using their expertise and influence to ensure that all people, whatever their backgrounds and however challenging the issues they face, can secure access to justice. We are looking for an inspiring and experienced campaigner to lead our work and drive concrete changes on access to justice on behalf of the solicitor profession. Being successful in this role means harnessing the expertise of colleagues and our members and driving a campaign that increases the visibility, reach and impact of the Law Society’s work on access to justice, galvanises stakeholders across the justice sector behind our vision, and secures fairer justice outcomes for all.

You will lead a cross organisational team of issue and functional experts through matrix management, ensuring the campaign is aligned with the Law Society’s broader goals, mission and approach. Working with senior managers, Law Society’s Office Holders and colleagues to support broad and high-level stakeholder engagement on access to justice issues, you will create an ambitious programme for change and work with others to deliver a campaign with impact.

What we're looking for

To be successful you will need to demonstrate experience of successfully delivering and leading high profile and complex campaign strategies that harness multiple channels and strategies to achieve their goals and be able to work across different sectors and across different Government agendas.

You’ll need experience of leading and organising teams with multiple functions and expertise, including policy, communications, research and public affairs

You will need to demonstrate experience of leading broad and high-level stakeholder engagement and being a credible external representative for a campaign or organisation.

An understanding of current barriers to access to justice and a demonstrable commitment to addressing them would be an advantage.

What's in it for you

This is an excellent opportunity to work with contemporary and modern thinkers in the world of law and legal justice.  The successful candidate will join a strong brand that is synonymous with excellence, legal expertise and trust.  This is a friendly team committed to a culture of dignity, respect and belonging.  

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

To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (no more than 500 words) clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role.

First round interviews are expected to take place in the w/c 6th June 2022. 

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.