Head of Legal Member Engagement - England & Wales

Organisation
The Law Society of Scotland
Reference
VAC-10884
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Other
Location
Flexible on location
Salary
C£39K +
PQE
Other
Expiry Date
19/01/2018
The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 11,000 Scottish solicitors. With our overarching objective of leading legal excellence, we strive to excel and to be a world-class professional body.

Job Description

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a motivated self-starter to deliver an engagement strategy with the growing number of members of the Law Society of Scotland in England and Wales, many of which are located in London. Representing the Law Society of Scotland to members and potential members is as important as representing our members needs to the organisation. If you have strong people and business development skills that can deliver growth we want to hear from you. 

As an organisation our Values are Respect, Openness, Progress, Inclusion and Integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.

We are flexible on the location of the post, it may be home-based in London or the home-counties or office based in Edinburgh, with regular meeting commitments in London and other parts of England and Wales. It could therefore be fulfilled in a variety of flexible work patterns. The person will be supported by a friendly and accessible large team in Edinburgh - with easy access to all our technologies, systems, and experience.

The successful candidate will use planning, project management and business development techniques to structure engagement work. They must be credible, personable, and persuasive as a large part of the role will involve meeting solicitors working in-house and in private practice, their employers, and a wider Scottish legal community in London. The key objective is to promote membership of the Society through proactive two-way dialogue. The role will deliver key messages and collect feedback with a view to initiatives being developed for services, events and information of value to this audience.
 
A good working knowledge of the legal and professional services sector would be beneficial, but some of the essential skills needed to successfully deliver this new role include being a knowledgeable, confident and an engaging speaker able to quickly build rapport and trust amongst groups of members by delivering value. The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated and content to work remotely. The role requires frequent travel around London and England, and Edinburgh, and involves some early evening meetings and overnight stays to accommodate the needs of the profession.

It is expected that interviews will be held in London on Thursday 25 January 2018.

Further information on this vacancy can be found on our website http://www.lawscot.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us/

This vacancy will close at noon on Friday 19 September 2018.

Please note that only applications submitted in the correct format will be considered. 

No CV’s or Agencies please.