Policy Executive (Civil, property)

The Law Society of Scotland
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The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 11,000 Scottish solicitors and was established in 1949. We have an overarching objective of leading legal excellence, and strive to excel and to be a world-class professional body,

Job Description

The Law Society’s policy team looks to influence the creation of a fairer and more just society, in line with our strategy of Leading Legal Excellence. Through this strategy, the legal policy team aims to communicate the views of our members and the clients they serve and to influence the creation of a fairer and more just society by being an international centre of excellence in thought leadership.

The legal policy team has a temporary vacancy for a Policy Executive (Civil, property).This role will take lead responsibility for supporting legal policy committees relating to civil law, including property law issues. This work will see the successful applicant engaging with stakeholders in Scotland, the UK and Europe on legislative and policy developments across a range of practice areas and issues.

Candidates will possess a relevant degree, have highly developed oral and written skills, have an understanding of Parliamentary procedure and the Scottish legal system and be able to understand / explain complex issues clearly and precisely. An understanding of the legal aid system in Scotland would be desirable.

Candidates must be competent in the use of Microsoft word and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a motivated team, capable of working across numerous projects simultaneously.

This vacancy is temporary for a period of up to one year.

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.

This vacancy will close at Noon on Thursday 26 October 2017.

To find out more information on this vacancy please click on apply now to be directed to the Society's website.

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

No CVs or agencies please.