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Lay Council Member

The freedom to disrupt’ . . . . . within reason!

The small agile Board at The Council for Licenced Conveyancers manages a very streamlined organisation and each board member plays a full part in contributing to the governance and strategic development of the organisation.

Just like many other professional service sectors the world of conveyancing and probate law is adopting technology, using artificial intelligence and machine learning at a rapid rate. It was recently identified that there is a gap in expertise on the Board, this is where you come in.

You would be joining the board in a new role within the non-executive team providing advice and guidance on business systems, digital business processes and the risks associated with AI particularly in a regulatory environment.

The exciting element is the appetite the Board has to understand how tech is changing transactional business within both B2B and B2C contexts. A large part of your input will be to advise and challenge about the risks associated with AI, using third party software and how public protection can be maintained and improved within a fast-developing legal sector.

Your knowledge of governance within a regulatory framework will put you in good stead for this post. You will be supporting the organisation’s responsibilities for governance and assurance whilst using your specialist knowledge and expertise to provide guidance and challenge at Board level, alongside your Non- Executive colleagues, many of whom are from a non-tech background.

What is the CLC?

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) is the specialist regulator of property and probate law services in England and Wales. Established by the Administration of Justice Act 1985, the CLC is an Approved Regulator under the Legal Services Act 2007 and is subject to the oversight regulation of the Legal Services Board.

The CLC regulates Practices and Licensed Conveyancers and Probate Practitioners in the provision of reserved legal activities and other non-reserved functions (including will writing). The CLC is also a licensing authority authorised to license and regulate Alternative Business Structures.

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 £8,200 per annum
  • The closing date for CV and supporting statement submission is 5pm on Tuesday 24th March 2020
  • Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 in London
  • Term of office to commence as soon as possible after interviews
  • A one stage interview process with the CLC Appointments Committee is envisaged

To be considered for this new Non-Executive Director opportunity you will need to fulfil the following criteria: –

  • Non-Executive experience gained at Board level, ideally within a regulated industry sector
  • 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 tech background
  • Have a deep understanding and commitment to the Seven Principles of Public Life
  • Up to date knowledge of recent developments in IT and digital business processes in both B2B and B2C contexts
  • Knowledge of developments in AI that may have application in the legal services sector and within a regulatory framework
  • Proven ability to help shape strategy and ensure robust governance arrangements
  • Ability to grasp complex issues quickly, think strategically, and exercise good judgement

How to apply? 

Send your CV along with a supporting statement detailing how your experience transfers into the position and why are you interested in the opportunity to

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