Chief Executive

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Legal Services Board
London-based with flexible working
Competitive package
Closing Date - Strictly:
5pm, Friday 8 March 2024
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date - Strictly
5pm, Friday 8 March 2024
Longlist Meeting
Monday 18 March 2024
Preliminary Interviews
w/c Monday 25 March and w/c Monday 1 April 2024
Shortlist Meeting
w/c Monday 8 April 2024
Final Panel Interviews
Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May 2024


Established by the Legal Services Act 2007 and with full statutory powers since January 2009, the Legal Services Board (LSB) is the oversight regulator for legal services in England and Wales.  The LSB is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) but is independent from government and the legal profession.  We play a critical role in advancing the public interest in the legal services market by encouraging innovation and competition, enhancing access to justice and securing a better deal for consumers, whilst also ensuring the highest standards of competence, conduct and service in the legal profession. 

This is a unique role in an organisation whose remit embraces economic, professional and consumer protection regulation and which offers a significant opportunity to make a real impact for consumers of legal services in England and Wales.

The LSB is a small but influential organisation with a strong people-centred culture, as demonstrated by the exceptional results in our latest staff survey.  We are now seeking a new Chief Executive who will be responsible for the performance, capability and culture of the organisation, ensuring that our people continue to be at the heart of what we do.

You will work closely with a broad range of external stakeholders, including the wider legal services sector, the MoJ and the public, to ensure that we have the confidence and partnerships we need to succeed. This is a prominent, challenging, and exciting leadership role within England and Wales, giving you the ability to make your mark by successfully delivering our purpose, introducing improvements, and making sure we maximise the value of our work.

An accomplished senior leader with a track record of providing influential and inspirational leadership at a senior level in a complex organisation, you will bring experience from one or more branch of regulation (economic, professional or conduct of business), economics, public policy, strategy or communications. With the ability to influence at the most senior level, you will have experience of developing, maintaining and leveraging a wide range of relationships to drive positive outcomes. You will be a capable strategic thinker, able to inspire and motivate a diverse and high performing organisation, as well as being an excellent communicator to varied audiences. Your ability to quickly grasp a complex regulatory and policy environment is also critical.

For more information, or a confidential discussion about the role and your suitability, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson at   

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How to Apply

To apply, please submit:

  • An up to date copy of your CV
  • A Supporting Statement (of no more than 3 pages) that addresses the Essential and Desirable criteria set out in the Person Specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
  • A completed diversity monitoring form, this will appear on screen as part of the application process.

Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We will not approach your referees without your permission.

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