Non-Executive Board Member, Law Commission of England and Wales PAT 160056

Body: Law Commission of England and Wales
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: Meetings usually held in Central London, but virtual attendance is often possible.
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £300 per day
Time Requirements: Up to 20 days a year, but more typically 10-12 days

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    31/08/2022 at 09:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Law Commission is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Board Members (NEBM).  The Commission are seeking NEBMs who will support and challenge the Commission, both through further improvements to their corporate governance and financial management, but also in shaping the Commission’s strategy for the future of law reform. The Commission are seeking to recruit people who will help us to deliver on their vision:

  • To be the authoritative independent voice on law reform;
  • To make a positive difference through 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 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. The NEBMs are expected to attend these meetings (virtually or in-person) and provide challenge and support to Commissioners when considering these issues.

NEBMs have no formal responsibilities in relation to individual law reform proposals, which remain the responsibility of the five independent Commissioners.


Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • 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; and
  • Sound knowledge and experience of good governance at senior levels in an organisation in either the private or public sector.


Desirable Criteria

In addition, one or more of 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;
  • Experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders including the ability to respond to and reconcile the differing needs of those stakeholders.
  • A strong understanding of Whitehall and Parliament.
NEBM Law Com Candidate Infomation Pack EWB Rev3 140622
Diversity Information Form - NEBM Law Commission PAT 160056
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