The Law Society has taken the next step towards reforming its governance structure by advertising the post of non-executive chair for its new governing board. 

According to the advertisement, the Society has decided to replace its current board structure with a new main board from early 2018. Applicants for the chair should have been admitted to the roll of solicitors and ’show a strong commitment to the values of the Society, the interests of its members and the public and to ensuring equality, diversity, and inclusion in all the activities of the Society’.

They will also ’Demonstrate the skills and experience required to fulfil a prominent role in an organisation undergoing significant change, which will necessitate demonstrable experience of working at a senior level on strategy implementation, business planning, technology transformation and financial and organisational oversight,’ the advertisement states. 

The chair will serve a three-year term and will be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. The proposed salary is £42,800 for an estimated minimum commitment of two days per week.

Applications should be received by midnight on 15 October. 

Law Society president Joe Egan said: ’The main board will sit at the centre of how we run the Law Society, acting as the oversight body for the effective implementation of the Society’s strategy and annual business plan. Finding the right person to chair the main board will be crucial to making our governance reforms a success, and in shaping the way the Law Society operates in the future.’