Law Commission Non-Executive Board Member

Body: Law Commission
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Regulation
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The rate is £300/day
Time Requirements: 10-15 days per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift

    On or around 12 Feb

  • Final Interview Date

    Interviews on 25-28 Feb

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

The Law Commission is seeking a Non-Executive Board Member. We want to recruit someone who will support and challenge the Commission, both through further improvements to our corporate governance and our financial management, but also in shaping the Commission’s strategy for the future of law reform. We want to recruit someone who will help us to deliver on our vision:

  • To be the authoritative independent voice on law reform;
  • To make a positive difference through our law reform work;
  • To be proactive in promoting the need for law reform in key areas and for having “good law”;
  • To have a strong reputation in the UK, the EU and abroad for being effective in the delivery of law reform; and
  • To attract the best talent and be an excellent place to work.

The Board meets collectively once a month, usually on a Wednesday (apart from in August), to discuss, amongst other things: the Commission’s progress against its objectives as set out in the Business Plan; risk; financial performance; and current strategic issues affecting the Commission as a whole. Non Executive Board Members are expected to attend these meetings, and provide challenge and support to Commissioners when considering these issues.

The Commissioners also meet collectively twice a month (also on a Wednesday, and again apart from in August) to peer review law reform projects currently being undertaken by the Commission. While it is not envisaged that Non Executive Board Members would have a formal role in these meetings, there are occasionally opportunities to sit in on discussions and contribute views about the strategic handling of individual projects.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone with:

  • Strong communication skills;
  • High levels of personal impact, and the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge and support to the Commissioners when meeting as a Board;
  • Good judgement, with the capability to bring a fresh, external view to decision-making;
  • Strong influencing skills;
  • Sound strategic thinking skills, coupled with the ability to make practical, pragmatic decisions;
  • Sound knowledge and experience of good governance at senior levels in an organisation in either the private or public sector; and
  • A strong understanding of Whitehall and Parliament.


In addition, the following would be useful:

  • Experience of working with Ministers, parliamentarians, the media and senior officials in government;
  • Broad business experience at Board level, preferably including financial management, in a major delivery organisation in the private, public or third sector;
  • Experience of engaging with a broad range of stakeholders using innovative methods and new technologies; and

Experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders including the ability to respond to and reconcile the differing needs of those stakeholders.

How to Apply

In order for us to progress your application please submit the following completed documentation:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae with your education, professional qualifications and full employment history
  2. An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 A4 pages) – setting out your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential and desirable skills set out in the person specification – please ensure your full name is clearly noted at the top of your letter.

Please send your application to


This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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