LSB Board member recruitment: Non-lay vacancy and webinar on 17 August 2021


The Ministry of Justice is now recruiting a new non-lay Board member of the Legal Services Board (LSB) – further details are available on the Public Appointments website.

The LSB is hosting a webinar on 17 August 2021 for potential candidates to hear more about the work we do and what is sought for this non-executive role. Further details are below.

The LSB is the oversight regulator of legal services in England and Wales, responsible for promoting the eight regulatory objectives set out in the Legal Services Act 2007. Our strategic aim is to reshape legal services to better meet society’s needs. We do this by regulating the nine frontline regulators, alongside our policy work and research to create fairer outcomes, stronger confidence and better services.

Our Board has a lay majority, offering insights from both lay and non-lay (legal) experiences.

We are focused on improving the diversity of the legal services profession. We understand the importance of diverse and inclusive leadership in achieving our strategic aims. Applicants from the widest range of backgrounds are therefore sought for this role.

Webinar details

We are inviting interested applicants, plus anyone interested more generally in the work of a non-executive on the LSB Board, to a webinar hosted by our Chair, Dr Helen Phillips. The event will cover the role of the LSB and the recruitment process.

We expect there to be vacancies at the LSB and in the organisations we have responsibility for (the Office for Legal Complaints and the Legal Services Consumer Panel) within the next 1-2 years. We welcome attendees who may be interested in future opportunities to join the webinar. You’ll hear about the requirements for applications, advice for CVs and practical information on the process. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Date and time: Tuesday 17 August 2021, 5pm – 6pm

The event will take place on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please email boardsecretary@legalservicesboard.org.uk. The event will be recorded and shared on our website for those who cannot participate on the day.