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Ministry of Justice: Office of Legal Complaints seeks to appoint a legal professional to its Board

Ministry of Justice: Office of Legal Complaints seeks to appoint a legal professional to its Board

Closing Date
16 May 2021
Location
Birmingham
Time Commitment
2 days a month / £10,000 pa

The OLC is looking to recruit one non-lay Board Member – this means a legal professional or legally qualified professional. 

  • For these purposes, to be a non-lay member you must be, or have been an authorised person in relation to an activity which is a reserved legal activity under the Legal Services Act 2007.
  • Typically, this would mean a: barrister; solicitor; public notary; licensed conveyancer; chartered legal executive; registered patent attorney; registered trade mark attorney; costs lawyer; or, someone granted a right of audience or right to conduct litigation
  • A non-lay member can be non-practicing.

If you want to confirm your eligibility, please contact OLC@inclusiveboards.co.uk

Person Specification

Essential Criteria for all roles:

  • A sound understanding of and exposure to corporate governance at a senior level,
    particularly during periods of significant change, and gained through participation on
    Boards, committees or similar structures.
  • A strong and demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • A supportive team-player with an approachable style, excellent communication,
    influencing and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to constructively challenge and show independence of view, whilst having the
    ability to establish collaborative relationships.
  • Strong intellect and sound judgement, and a high level of probity and integrity.
  • An ability to develop and sustain constructive relationships with senior-level
    stakeholders.
  • A solid commitment to high ethical standards of integrity and honesty and the Seven
    Principles of Public Life.
  • Previous experience of sitting as a non-executive on a Board in the public sector.

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience of sitting as a non-executive on a Board in the public sector.

Additional Information

Remuneration: The appointee will be eligible for travel and subsistence costs necessarily incurred on OLC business at rates set centrally by the LSB. As the LSB employs and pays OLC Members its expenses policy applies to claims by the OLC Chair and members.

Term of office: OLC Board members are appointed for periods of between two and five years. There is the possibility of reappointment for one further term only. In considering reappointment, the LSB will take the OLC Chair’s regular appraisals into account.

Location: The Legal Ombudsman is based in central Birmingham, where the OLC holds its meetings. During the Covid-19 pandemic, all Board business is being conducted remotely via video-conferencing. Whilst hoping to return to face-to-face meetings when possible, the OLC will look to continue to offer flexible meeting options.

Conflicts of Interest: All candidates will be asked to disclose any actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest, and these will be discussed with the candidate to establish whether and what action is needed to avoid a conflict or the perception of a conflict.

Standards in public life: Each Board member must ensure that during the period of their tenure they are committed to and conduct themselves in accordance with the seven principles of public life.

 

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