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Governance administrator

Job reference
TLS 2511
Corporate Affairs
£25,000 p.a. (permanent and full time, flexible working may be considered)
Closing date
26 June 2013

The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. From negotiating with and lobbying the profession's regulators, government and other decision makers, to offering training and advice, we're here to help, protect and promote solicitors.

The Law Society is governed by its Council, set up under its Royal Charter. There are four boards that advise the Council on representative matters and carry out various delegated functions. There are also a number of committees, a small number of which oversee aspects of the Law Society's governance, and the majority of which take responsibility for working on areas of legal policy.

The Governance team is looking to appoint a full time Administrator to support the effective operation of the Council, its Boards and committees in taking the strategic and policy decisions necessary to achieve the Society's objectives. Key accountabilities will include:

  • To schedule and make all arrangements for meetings, including pre-briefings and advice for chairs
  • To produce accurate and concise minutes, prepare action sheets and track actions taken
  • To retain and file meeting papers correctly
  • To liaise with meeting chairs and policy on the preparation and presentation of papers, as well as to ensure that papers are classified correctly and posted to the website accordingly.

The post-holder should have the ability to support the Council and other Boards or committees working within a complex organisational and policy framework, and have a good understanding of related processes. This requires:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work flexibly in response to changing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal with sometimes demanding individuals and competing priorities
  • High level of attention to detail
  • The intellectual ability to understand the issues under discussion
  • The discretion to handle confidential or sensitive information appropriately
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write accurately and clearly.

An advantage would be an interest in legal issues and some understanding of work in a professional services / membership organisation.


To apply for this role, please either complete an application form, clearly marking the campaign number, or submit your CV and covering letter in one document.

If you are submitting a CV and covering letter, please ensure that these clearly demonstrate how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience requirements of the role. Please also include the following:

  • The relevant job title and campaign number
  • Confirmation of your current salary
  • Confirmation of how you heard about the role / where you saw the role advertised
  • A completed equal opportunities form (available below)

Please ensure that your application form and any additional information is clearly marked with the campaign number: TLS 2511.

Your application should be submitted in WORD format to by 16:00 on Wednesday 26 June 2013.

The Law Society Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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