Reporter to the Professional Conduct Sub-Committee

Organisation
The Law Society of Scotland
Reference
VAC-17902
Contract Type
Full-Time|Locum/Contract
Practice Area
Other
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
£39,000pa
PQE
0-2 yrs
Two exciting opportunities have arisen within the Professional Conduct Team for two Temporary Reporter to the Professional Conduct Sub Committee, £39,000pa.

Job Description

The Team

The Professional Conduct Team handle all conduct complaints against Scottish solicitors, executry and conveyancing practitioners. We investigate and report on the conduct complaints, and the Professional Conduct Sub Committees (PCSCs) make the decisions on whether the complaints should be upheld or not. The PCSCs may impose sanctions on the solicitor if a complaint is upheld, or refer them to the independent Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal for prosecution.

The Role

We are looking for an applicant with an LLB, or equivalent, to investigate and report on complaints about the conduct of Scottish solicitors. Experience of working as a solicitor, handling complaints and regulatory matters would be an advantage. One role will be offered to the successful applicant on a fixed term 12 month contract, and the second role will be offered to the successful applicant on a fixed term 6 month contract.

The Candidate

We are seeking an individual who is self-motivated, highly resilient, enjoys working as part of a team, is organised and confident interacting with people who are in stressful situations. They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and sharp analytical skills. 

What will I receive in return?

  • 35 hour working week
  • 25 (pro rata) (rising to 30 after 5 years’ service) Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Flexitime
  • Extensive training is available for the successful candidate

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.

Further information on the vacancies can be found on our website by clicking apply now. Please note that only applications submitted in the correct format will be considered.

This vacancy will close at 12 noon on Friday 30 July 2021. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 10 & 11 August 2021.

All interviews will be via video conference.

No CVs or Agencies please.