Work with the CLC

We are currently recruiting to the governing Council of the CLC and to the Adjudication Panel.

We are looking for

  • Lay Panel Member – Adjudication Panel
  • Lay Non-Executive Director/Council Member – Consumer background
  • Professional Non-Executive Director/Council Member

The job adverts and full job descriptions are available below.

You can view our organisational structure here.


How to apply

In all cases, please make your application submitting your CV and covering letter by no later than 5pm on Friday 4th February 2022 to michellep@clc-uk.org. Everyone who applies will receive a response on or before Monday 21st February 2022.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and transgender status. All applicants will be asked to complete an anonymous EO monitoring form at two stages of the recruitment process. All appointments are made on merit.

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Lay Panel Member – Adjudication Panel

You would be joining our growing Adjudication panel here at The Council for Licenced Conveyancers (CLC), the specialist regulator of property law services in England and Wales. The CLC plays a vital role underpinning confidence in the property and probate market, a market that forms a vast element of the British economy. As well as protecting consumers, we serve the public and commercial interest by supporting innovation in the delivery of legal services.

We regulate Practices and Licensed Conveyancers and probate practitioners in the provision of reserved legal activities and other non-reserved functions (including will writing), as well as being a licensing authority authorised to license and regulate Alternative Business Structures.

Due to an increase in cases and demand for our skilled Adjudication Panel, the CLC is seeking to expand its well-respected Adjudication Panel. You would be working together as a small team lead by an experienced chair making disciplinary determinations and hearing appeals against regulating decisions taken by the CLC.

Your previous and/or current experience working with other professional adjudication panels/disciplinary boards will be put to good use when contributing to panel meetings and hearings whilst working collaboratively with the Panel to determine the appropriate outcomes on each matter. The Adjudication Panel always makes its determinations independent of the CLC.

Key Information

  • The Adjudication Panel meets on an ad hoc basis dependent on demand (up to 10 days a year), to make disciplinary determinations and hear appeals against regulatory decisions taken by the CLC
  • The appointment is for up to 4 years initially, renewable for one further term of up to 4 years
  • Panel Members receive £350 per day + expenses
  • Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 4th February 2022
  • Interviews will be held virtually and shall take place end of February/Early March
  • Term of office to start April 2022
  • Typically, a one stage (virtual) interview process with the CLC Appointment Panel

As with any job role there are a few things that can ensure success from the start, these include: –

  • To ideally hold a professional qualification (not in the field of Conveyancing)
  • An understanding of standards in professions other than the legal profession
  • Experience of protecting the public interest, leadership from different sectors and roles
  • Experience in a judicial or quasi-judicial role or have previous experience of Panel membership in a comparable public, private or voluntary sector organisation
  • Confident in analysing, evaluating and weighting evidence
  • Experience of contributing to drafting decisions
  • Effective team member, able to contribute strongly and robustly to debates to reach a consensual decision
  • A commitment to public protection and an understanding of professional practice and regulation

Adjudication Panel Member Role Description


Lay Non-Executive Director/Council Member – Consumer background

Consumer advocacy is at the heart of everything you have done and do. . . . and we think that’s brilliant.

You would be joining our small agile Board here at The Council for Licenced Conveyancers (CLC), the specialist regulator of property law services in England and Wales. The CLC plays a vital role underpinning confidence in the property and probate market, a market that forms a vast element of the British economy. As well as protecting consumers, we serve the public and commercial interest by supporting innovation in the delivery of legal services.

The Board manages a very streamlined organisation and each board member plays a full part in contributing to the governance and strategic development of the organisation. You would be stepping into the shoes of a well-respected Member who has now served the maximum term, during which time they have offered excellent insight, advice and guidance from both a governance and consumer-focused perspective.

“A well-run organisation, with an interesting complex brief. The regulator needs to keep abreast of both legal and financial regulations”

Just like many other professional service sectors the world of conveyancing and probate law is not only heavily regulated but also reliant on consumers. As well as protecting consumers, we serve the public and commercial interest by offering guidance on finding and choosing licenced conveyancers and probate practitioners through to supporting consumers in reporting problems and providing feedback on solicitors.

Working collaboratively with your fellow board members and the senior management team (many of whom are not from a consumer-focused background), you will be developing the CLC’s strategic priorities, ensuring these are reflected within the business/corporate plans as well as contributing to the strategy and business planning, including the setting of key objectives and targets.

“Fundamentally a governance role, you will work with the CLC on wider consumer issues and gain good expeirence within a well-run regulatory environment”

The exciting element is the appetite the Board has to support consumers and members within a rapidly changing transactional business in a heavily regulated environment. This is where your NED and consumer advocacy experience really adds value.

A large part of your role will be to build on historic success on some major changes over the last strategy period which has seen the continued evolution of the CLC as the profession, taking advantage of new tech and finding different ways to deliver legal services and meet the high expectations of consumers.

Key Information

  • The appointment is for up to 4 years initially, renewable for one further term of up to 4 years
  • The likely time requirement is approximately 15 days per year.
  • This position is remunerated at £8,610 per annum plus expenses
  • Closing date for applications and covering statements is 5pm on 4th February 2022
  • Interviews will be held virtually and shall take place end of February/Early March
  • Term of office to start April 2022
  • A virtual one stage interview process with the CLC’s Appointments Committee is envisaged.

 As with any job role there are a few things that can ensure success from the start, these include: –

  • Non-Executive Director experience, with experience across a regulated consumer focused industry sector
  • A commitment to regulation in the interests in consumers
  • An understanding of the respective roles of the Board, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors in the context of a public body
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to contribute robustly to debates to reach consensual decisions and comfortable conveying ideas clearly and concisely to Board members from a non-consumer focused background
  • Have a deep understanding and commitment to the Seven Principles of Public Life
  • A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Proven ability to help shape strategy and ensure robust governance arrangements
  • Ability to grasp complex issues quickly, think strategically, and exercise good judgement

CLC Lay Non-Executive Director Role Description


Professional Non-Executive Director/Council Member

Conveyancing, innovation & regulation. . . .if those 3 words caught your attention you should keep reading!

You would be joining our small agile Board here at The Council for Licenced Conveyancers (CLC). The Board manages a very streamlined organisation, and each board member plays a full part in contributing to the governance and strategic development of the organisation.

The CLC plays a vital role underpinning confidence in the property and probate market, a market that forms a vast element of the British economy. As well as protecting consumers, we serve the public and commercial interest by supporting innovation in the delivery of legal services.

Stepping into the shoes of a well-respected and successful Professional Council Member who has completed 2 terms, to complement the board and ensure a balance of expertise, this opportunity would suit an authorised conveyancing practitioner.

Your conveyancing expertise coupled with excellent knowledge of governance within a regulatory framework will put you in good stead for supporting the organisation’s responsibilities for governance and assurance alongside your non-Executive colleagues from a variety of sectors and varying specialities.

Working collaboratively with your fellow board members and the senior management team, you will be developing the CLC’s strategic priorities, ensuring these are reflected within the business/corporate plans as well as contributing to the strategy and business planning, including the setting of key objectives and targets.

The exciting element is the appetite the Board has to support consumers and members within a rapidly changing transactional business in a heavily regulated environment. This is where your experience really adds value, ensuring that governance, internal control, and risk management systems are effective and capable of delivering relevant, accurate and timely management and financial information to the council.

A large part of your role will be to build on historic success on some major changes over the last strategy period which has seen the continued evolution of the CLC as the profession, taking advantage of new tech and finding different ways to deliver legal services and meet the high expectations of consumers.

Key Information

  • The appointment is for up to 4 years initially, renewable for one further term of up to 4 years
  • The likely time requirement is approximately 15 days per year.
  • This position is remunerated at £8,610 per annum plus expenses
  • Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 4th February 2022
  • Interviews will be held virtually and shall take place end of February/Early March
  • Term of office to start April 2022
  • A virtual one stage interview process with the CLC’s Appointments Committee is envisaged.

As with any job role there are a few things that can ensure success from the start, these include: –

  • Being an authorised conveyancing practitioner (including CLC, SRA, CILEX, Notary public)
  • NED experience, desirable but not essential
  • Demonstrable commitment to the purpose of the CLC and to the public interest
  • An understanding of the respective roles of the Board, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors in the context of a public body is essential
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to contribute robustly to debates to reach consensual decisions and comfortable conveying ideas clearly and concisely to Board members from a non-legal background
  • Experience of change, evidence of supporting change in an organisation to improve performance and ensure delivery of objectives.
  • Have a deep understanding and commitment to the Seven Principles of Public Life
  • A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to grasp complex issues quickly, think strategically, and exercise good judgement
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability to work at strategic level and analyse information quickly in order to debate complex and sensitive issues

CLC Professional Non-Executive Role Description


You can view our organisational structure here.

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