The Law Society of Scotland
The Law Society of Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC046547

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional governing body for Scottish solicitors. It promotes excellence among solicitors through the support and regulation of its members.

Current vacancies

Committee Vacancies

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th March 2024

Would you like to have your voice heard when it comes to Scots law and legal practice? If the answer is yes, then we have fantastic opportunities to join one of our committees! Whether you’re an academic, a solicitor, have certain expertise in a specific field outside law, or are retired and looking for something new, there are committee opportunities for everyone.

About us

We are the professional body for over 13,000 Scottish solicitors. As well as setting standards for and regulating solicitors, we have a role to understand and serve the needs of our members and the public.

At the Law Society of Scotland, we are working together to achieve our overarching objective of leading legal excellence and we are striving to excel and to be a world-class professional body.

About our committees

Our committees carry out valuable work looking at a range of issues to do with improving the law and legal practice. Members of our Committees and Sub-Committees play a vital role in the running of the Law Society and carry out valuable work for the profession and the public.

About the vacancies

We are recruiting for solicitors and non-solicitors along with Convener positions. There really is something for everyone.

Requirements and time commitment vary depending on the committee and role, but for the most part committee members will be expected to attend regular meetings, either online or hybrid, read papers and liaise with your committee colleagues and committee secretary bringing your own unique perspective and insight to the role. We welcome applicants from across Scotland and further afield!

All the information about each vacancy and selection criteria can be found on our website.

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Committee Vacancies

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th September 2023

Would you like to have your voice heard when it comes to Scots law and legal practice? If the answer is yes, then we have fantastic opportunities to join one of our committees! Whether you’re an academic, a solicitor, have certain expertise in a specific field outside law, or are retired and looking for something new, there are committee opportunities for everyone.

About us

We are the professional body for over 12,000 Scottish solicitors. As well as setting standards for and regulating solicitors, we have a role to understand and serve the needs of our members and the public.

At the Law Society of Scotland, we are working together to achieve our overarching objective of leading legal excellence and we are striving to excel and to be a world-class professional body.

About our committees

Our committees carry out valuable work looking at a range of issues to do with improving the law and legal practice. Members of our Committees and Sub-Committees play a vital role in the running of the Law Society and carry out valuable work for the profession and the public.

About the vacancies

There are currently vacancies on forty-eight of the Society’s wide range of committees and we are recruiting for solicitors and non-solicitors along with Convener positions. There really is something for everyone.

Requirements and time commitment vary depending on the committee and role, but for the most part committee members will be expected to attend regular meetings, either online or hybrid, read papers and liaise with your committee colleagues and committee secretary bringing your own unique perspective and insight to the role. We welcome applicants from across Scotland and further afield!

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This vacancy has now closed

Committee Vacancies

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th February 2023

About us

We are the professional body for over 12,000 Scottish solicitors. As well as setting standards for and regulating solicitors, we have a role to understand and serve the needs of our members and the public.

At the Law Society of Scotland, we are working together to achieve our overarching objective of leading legal excellence and we are striving to excel and to be a world-class professional body.

About our committees

Our committees carry out valuable work looking at a range of issues to do with improving the law and legal practice. Members of our Committees and Sub-Committees play a vital role in the running of the Law Society and carry out valuable work for the profession and the public.

About the committee vacancies

There are currently vacancies on thirty-two of the Society’s wide range of committees and we are recruiting for solicitors, lay person/non-solicitors and accredited paralegals along with five Convener positions. From Rules, Waivers and Guidance to Marine Law, from Admissions to Insurance Committee, there really is something for everyone.

Requirements and time commitment vary depending on the committee and role, but for the most part committee members will be expected to attend regular meetings, either virtually or in person, read papers and liaise with your committee colleagues and committee secretary bringing your own unique perspective and insight to the role.

All the information about the vacancies can be found in our website:

These positions are voluntary, although reasonable expenses may be claimed.

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Top job! Careers and Wellbeing Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd April 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Education, Training and Qualifications team for a temporary Careers and Wellbeing Manager, £37,000pa

The Team

The Careers & Outreach team is part of the Education, Training & Qualifications team at the Law Society. We are a small, dynamic team and deliver a wide range of projects and programmes which are particularly aimed at those at the junior end of their professional careers.

The Role

We are looking for someone to join us for a maximum term of one year to cover a period of maternity leave. We are ideally looking for someone to work full-time and the post is Edinburgh-based, although some working from home provision is available. (Please note the role is currently fully remote due to Covid restrictions).

The careers element of the role involves working as part of the Careers & Outreach team to support law students, trainees and newly qualified solicitors with their career development. This might include planning and delivering events, presentations, 1:1 support, writing articles and website content. The aim is to engage with as many members with quality support as possible, rather than focusing on working with individuals on a long-term basis.

The wellbeing element of the role involves independently leading the Law Society’s wellbeing work which includes delivering an ongoing three-year strategy, creating resources under the Lawscot Wellbeing sub-brand and working with a range of external and internal stakeholders to develop expertise or collaborate on events.

Ordinarily, the post would require you to travel fairly regularly around Scotland to host events, deliver presentations and attend meetings. However, there is now more focus on remote delivery of events which is expected to continue into the year ahead.

The Candidate

An ability to work proactively and independently is one of the most important qualities we are looking for in a candidate. This is a demanding role that would require you to develop your own projects and lead existing initiatives independently. We are also looking for a confident communicator who can turn their hand to anything from speaking to individuals with questions about career development, to speaking at large events and hosting sessions with external speakers.

What will I receive in return?

  • 35 hour working week
  • 25 (rising to 30 after 5 years’ service) Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Flexitime
  • Extensive training is available for the successful candidate

As an organisation our values are respect, openness, progress, inclusion and integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.

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