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Non Executive Directorships

2 x NEDs for The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB)

Location: Birmingham

Date Posted: 17/09/2019

Closing Date: 20/10/2019

2 x Non-Executive Directors (1 x LayNED and 1 x Non-Lay NED)

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB)regulates Costs Lawyers in England and Wales under the framework of the LegalServices Act 2007. Costs Lawyers are experts on the subject of legal costs,providing specialist advice in a niche area of law.

We have recently embarked on anexciting programme of organisational change and we are looking to recruit two Non-ExecutiveDirectors (NEDs) who can use their skills and expertise to help us realise ourvision.

The role

The CLSB’s board has ultimateresponsibility for setting and overseeing the organisation’s strategy. Theboard is comprised of a Lay Chair, two Lay NEDs and two Non-Lay NEDs. A layperson, for these purposes, is someone who has never been authorised as anytype of lawyer (see Schedule 1 of the Legal Services Act 2007 for the fulldefinition).

We are recruiting one Lay NED to jointhe board in January 2020 and one Non-Lay NED to join the board in April 2020. NEDs are appointed for an initial period ofone year and may be reappointed for up to six years in total.

NEDs are expected to attend fourboard meetings per year. The location of board meetings is not fixed, but in2020 board meetings will be held in Birmingham (three meetings) and Manchester(one meeting). NEDs may also be asked to assist the organisation on an ad hocbasis between meetings – for example, on interview panels – subject toavailability.

NEDs are remunerated at a rate of £346 per board meeting, plus reasonabletravel expenses.

Person specification

The successful candidates for boththe Lay NED and Non-Lay NED roles will be able to demonstrate:

· Personal attributes of leadership, commerciality, integrity and personalresponsibility.

· Excellent communication, analysis and influencing skills.

· Experience of operating at a strategic level.

· An ability to work effectively and respectfully with others, providingconstructive challenge and contributing to joint decisions.

· A commitment to professional standards and furthering the publicinterest.

Expertise in one or more of thefollowing areas is desirable:

· Regulatory policy

· Risk

· Digital / IT

· Research / dataanalytics

· Education andtraining

The successful candidate for theNon-Lay NED position will also have a deep understanding of the Costs Lawyermarket, including the needs and interests of Costs Lawyers’ clients.

Restrictions on appointment

The CLSB may not appoint a CostsLawyer as a Non-Lay NED if that person has served on the Council of the Associationof Costs Lawyers (ACL) in the last two years.

Application process

Please send a CV and covering letter, noting whetheryou wish to apply for the Lay NED or Non-Lay NED role.

Your covering letter should notexceed two pages. It should explain the reasons for your interest in the roleand outline your suitability for appointment.

The closing date for applications is 20October 2019. Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will becontacted following the closing date. Interviews will take place in earlyNovember.

Diversity

The CLSB invites applications frompeople of all ages, experience and backgrounds who feel they could make apositive contribution to our organisation.

Please inform us if you require any reasonableadjustments to be made in relation to the application process.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £346.00 /day

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