Senior Solicitor

Contract Type
Practice Area
3 -4 yrs
The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 12,000 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Professional Practice team for a Senior Solicitor, £42,650.

The Team:
Our Professional Practice Team provide high quality advice and guidance to members on professional conduct, ethics and the Society’s Practice Rules and Guidance.  This is achieved by delivering a balanced package of advice, information and reactive call handling and ensuring high standards of support for members.

The Role:
The team are looking for a Scottish solicitor, with a current practising certificate and at least 3 years’ PQE, who can help members and their firms innovate and grow.  This role will help deliver advice to the profession as well as proactive committee management and critical stakeholder engagement.  It will report directly to our Head of Professional Practice and will involve acting as an ambassador for the Society and undertaking external speaking engagements.

The Candidate:
To succeed in the role, you must be comfortable and confident in dealing with senior members of the profession and understand both the role the Society plays within the legal profession and the requisite standards required. You must be action-orientated, outcome focused and highly personable.

We are seeking a passionate individual who must be innovative, self –motivating, organised and have a strong grasp of commercial drivers.  The successful candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills as they will be acting as brand ambassadors for the Society. Training and support is available for the successful candidate. The candidate will also have a current knowledge of the Society’s Practice Rules and Guidance.

You will be given autonomy and responsibility to make decisions. We expect you to take ownership of several key areas and to continually refine and improve our offering. You will be a great and passionate communicator with ability to take responsibility and make business critical decisions.

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 12 October 2020. With first interviews taking place the week commencing 26 October 2020 and second interviews the week commencing 2 November 2020.   All interviews will be via videoconference.

No CVs or Agencies please.