Law Commission seeking a new Non-Executive Board Member

We are looking to recruit a new Non-Executive Board Member (NEBM) to the Law Commission Board.

The successful applicant will support the Commission in improving our corporate governance and financial management, and will help shape our strategy for the future of law reform. The NEBM will help us to deliver our vision of:

  • Being the authoritative independent voice on law reform
  • Making a positive difference through our law reform work
  • Being proactive in promoting the need for law reform in key areas and for having “good law”
  • Having a strong reputation in the UK, the EU and abroad for being effective in the delivery of law reform
  • Attracting the best talent and be an excellent place to work

The role

The new Non-Executive Board Member will be expected to attend monthly Board meetings to discuss issues including:

  • The Commission’s progress against its objectives as set out in the Business Plan
  • Risk
  • Financial performance
  • Current strategic issues affecting the Commission as a whole

There are also occasional opportunities for NEBMS to attend and contribute to peer review meetings for projects being undertaken by the Commission.

The candidate

Our work, over the next few years, will take place in a challenging constitutional, technical, economic and social climate. The Law Commission must keep abreast of developments and remain relevant.

We are looking for an NEBM with the following skills to help us in this endeavour:

  • Strong communication skills
  • High levels of personal impact, and the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge and support to the Commissioners when meeting as a Board
  • Good judgement, with the capability to bring a fresh, external view to decision-making
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Sound strategic thinking skills, coupled with the ability to make practical, pragmatic decisions
  • Sound knowledge and experience of good governance at senior levels in an organisation in either the private or public sector
  • A strong understanding of Whitehall and Parliament

A full list of the required and desired skill set can be found in the link below.

If you’re interested in applying, you can find out more about the role and the application process here.

The deadline for applications is 01 February 2019.