The SLCC is looking for seven new members to join its board in the coming year.
The SLCC provide a single point of contact for all complaints against lawyers in Scotland. It investigates and resolves complaints about service and refers conduct complaints to the relevant professional body for investigation.
SLCC members play an essential dual role. In addition to forming the governance board of the organisation, they also make important decisions on individual complaints.
The appointments come as the SLCC looks to build on strong improvements in performance in recent years, and the organisation’s swift transition to remote working. Members will help to shape the future for the organisation over the coming years, while ongoing discussions about regulatory reform provide an opportunity to influence the system for the next generation of lawyers and the public.
Successful applicants will also have the chance to build their governance skills in a smaller public body and to build their networks in the justice, ombudsman, regulation and public body sectors.
More information on the posts is available at: https://applications.appointed-for-scotland.org/
Jim Martin, Chair of the SLCC said, “This is an exciting and rewarding time to join the SLCC. While these are challenging times for all organisations, there is much the organisation has to be proud of, and much good work to build on. We need diverse thinking and different perspectives and talents to deliver our role, so I would strongly encourage anyone interested in this appointment to apply.”
Neil Stevenson, Chief Executive said, “The coronavirus situation has had a huge impact for individuals and for the legal sector, but the SLCC has worked hard to continue to deliver its important statutory duties in these challenging times. The Executive team and Board will work together to build on what we have learned as we consider our future plans. New members will bring new thinking and fresh perspectives to our work to ensure we deliver for legal customers and the sector.”
The deadline for applications is 7 January 2021. Under the relevant legislation three of the appointments will be lawyers and four will be non-lawyers.
Two of our current board members, one a non-lawyer member and one a lawyer member, share their experience of being on the SLCC's board.