Policy Adviser - Pro Bono

Full time
35 hours per week
£39,838.92 - £46,869.32
Chancery Lane - London
Policy, Legal

What’s in it for you:

• Contribute to raising the profile of pro bono work in England and Wales

• Promote the Pro Bono Charter and Protocol

• Develop policy on the role of pro bono in the context of the LASPO Review of the 2013 legal aid cuts, the HMCTS reform programme, and technological developments

• Work with some of the leading organisations in the sector, including LawWorks

• Liaise at a very senior level within the organisation and externally across the legal sector and with government


The role:

We're looking for an individual who has proven experience of working on pro-bono within the legal sector, someone who has a strong understanding of the issues facing the legal sector and who is able to contribute to new ways of working and thinking. In this role you will manage a number of key external stakeholders, including in government, and will also be looked upon to liaise internally and advise on pro bono to the Board and its subcommittees, Council and the CEO. You will manage the pro bono element of Justice Week. You will also lead the Law Society's work on public legal education, an area that is gaining an increasing profile as a result of legal aid cuts and the HMCTS reform programme. This is an exciting and high profile role where you can influence at a very senior level.


What we're looking for:

• Subject matter expertise on pro bono work

• Experience of the legal sector

• Ability to liaise and advise at a very senior level

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Experience of managing grants to voluntary sector bodies


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience:

Knowledge of the issues covered by the post;

Relevant experience of working in a policy or business development environment;

Strong understanding of the legal and economic system and the role of solicitors in it;

Ability to analyse complex issues and assess their implications for the profession and Law Society policy on that issue;

Ability to provide advice and support to the profession;

Ability to represent The Law Society credibly at a senior level;

Knowledge and understanding of the relevant policy and legislative environment;

Ability to represent The Law Society credibly at a senior level;

Ability to engage and influence policy development at a senior level across government and the profession, as well as within the Law Society.

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.
We offer a generous flexible benefits package, a friendly working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within a professional organisation.
Vacancy closing date: 28/05/2018, 23:55
The Law Society is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

This opportunity is closed to applicants.