The SLCC is looking for two new legal 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. Legal members play a unique role in chairing determination committees.
The SLCC would welcome legal members from any background, and as a small and focussed public body the role can be a fantastic first step into remunerated non-executive appointments. The Board would value applicants from a breadth of career stages (only one legal member out of three on the Board needs to be more than ten years qualified) and a variety of experience reflecting our diverse customer base.
The appointments come as the SLCC looks to build on strong improvements in performance in recent years. 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://pa-scottishgovernment.icims.com/jobs/2293/slcc---lawyer-members/job
Jim Martin, Chair of the SLCC said, “This is an exciting and rewarding time to join the SLCC. While these have been 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, “We are coming out of Covid-19 in a strong position, having managed to maintain our service throughout and actually improved our core performance. The recognition of our efficiency work at this year’s Holyrood Scottish Public Service Awards has been a highlight, demonstrating the impact of our agile and innovative approach. We’ve been influential on reform. However, there is always more to do, and we are looking for new thinking and fresh perspectives to inform our work and ensure we deliver for legal customers and the sector.”
The deadline for applications is 17 March 2022.