Policy Executive (Civil law, legal aid & persons)

Closing date and time:
13/07/2016 12:00

Job Description

Policy Executive (Civil) – Temporary £35K

The Law Society of Scotland has recently published its new strategy, Leading Legal Excellence. Through this strategy, the legal policy team aims to communicate the views of our members and the clients they serve and to influence the creation of a fairer and more just society by being an international centre of excellence in thought leadership.

The legal policy team has a vacancy for a Policy Executive (Civil, legal aid & persons), for up to a period of 1 year. This role will take lead responsibility for supporting legal policy committees relating to the laws of people, including around mental health and disability, immigration and asylum, family, employment, consumer law and civil legal aid. This work will see the successful applicant engaging with stakeholders in Scotland, the UK and Europe on legislative and policy developments across a range of practice areas and issues.

Candidates will possess a relevant degree, have highly developed oral and written skills, have an understanding of Parliamentary procedure and the Scottish legal system and be able to understand / explain complex issues clearly and precisely. An understanding of the legal aid system in Scotland would be desirable.

Candidates must be competent in the use of Microsoft word and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a motivated team, capable of working across numerous projects simultaneously.

As an organisation our values are respect, openness, progress, inclusion and integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.

Further information on this vacancy can be found in the related files section at the bottom of the page.

To apply for this position please complete an application form and return this to HR Department, The Law Society of Scotland, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX. Alternatively, to be sent an application pack please email hr@lawscot.org.uk or telephone us on 0131 476 8172.

Please note that only applications submitted in the correct format will be considered. 

This vacancy will close at noon on Wednesday 13 July 2016.

No CVs or Agencies please.

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