The SLCC, Scotland’s single gateway for complaints about lawyers, is looking for four new board members. The vacancies come at an exciting time for the SLCC as the body starts to deliver on an ambitious four year strategy. The successful applicants will take up their role during a parliament where the governing party has committed in its manifesto to launch a consultation “to review the regulation of the legal profession in Scotland”.
The SLCC is a partner in the 50:50 by 2020 initiative and has had a gender balanced board since May 2016.
More information on the posts is available at: https://applications.appointed-for-scotland.org/pages/job_search_view.aspx?jobId=1094&JobIndex=3&categoryList=&minsal=0&maxsal=150000&workingPatternList=&keywords=&PageIndex=1&Number=22
Bill Brackenridge, Chair of the SLCC, is keen to encourage applications from all backgrounds “From my extensive experience of chairing across a number of bodies I have all too often heard someone who would have been perfect for a role later tell me they did not apply because they thought others might be more qualified. We need diverse thinking and different perspectives and talents to deliver our role. I would want to personally encourage anyone even considering this appointment to take the next step and actually apply.”
The current CEO of the SLCC, Neil Stevenson, is also a trustee of Changing the Chemistry, a charity encouraging and supporting diverse applicants for Board roles. Commenting on the posts he emphasised “our country faces economic challenges, Brexit and our evolving constitutional settlement in Scotland, new consumer powers coming to Scotland, and a party in power committed to a review of legal regulation. We need new thinking, new energy, and new perspectives to help ensure our current process delivers for consumers and the sector, and that we can further champion our ambitious ideas about improvement in any coming public consultation on reform.”
The deadline for applications is 7 September. Under the relevant legislation two of the appointments will be lawyers and two will be non-lawyers.