The Law Society is the independent professional body for solicitors in England and Wales. We are the voice of solicitors, driving excellence in the profession and safeguarding the rule of law.
Our members are at the heart of what we do, and we're committed to providing ongoing support, training and events to assist them in their careers as well as acting as their voice to campaign on important issues.
This one-year maternity cover is an exciting opportunity for an experienced internal communications professional to make your mark during a big year for the Law Society. With plenty of opportunities to bring your expertise to bear, the right candidate will be both strategic and hands-on to succeed in this role.
This role is a hybrid one, part remote and part office based.
What we're looking for
To be successful, you'll need to demonstrate significant experience of leading a busy, high-performing internal communications function, and working in collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders. You will offer an inclusive and welcoming approach to the leadership and development of your team.
You will have a proven track record of communicating in support of business strategy, change and employee engagement in a complex organisation.
You'll be able to quickly build credibility, engage with colleagues and influence management teams, providing strategic internal communications advice and practical support to senior leaders, managers and colleagues across the organisation.
As you'd expect, excellent communication, planning and organisational skills are essential for this role, alongside a knowledge of modern internal communications best practice.
Your approach will be proactive and agile with a creative but pragmatic flair.
What's in it for you
2022 sees a lot of exciting changes for the Law Society, including embedding hybrid working, a change of CEO, development of a new three-year corporate plan and continued emphasis on a member-focused culture. As an internal comms pro you'll already be buzzing with ideas for these projects. This is not just about keeping the show going - this is your opportunity to make a tangible impact.
The role and the function are already well-respected across the business, and the right person will find a welcoming and trusting environment to flex their internal comms skills.
You'll be working with a strong internal comms team, and in a truly collaborative way with colleagues from HR, change, IT, strategy and planning, member communications and the chief executive's office, among others.
We offer a generous flexible benefits package, a friendly working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within a professional organisation.
We believe in the benefits of a diverse workforce and strongly welcome applications from those currently under-represented in the organisation, including LGBT+ people, people with disabilities and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Please note: if you are an internal applicant, Pay Policy will apply.
To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (no more than 500 words) clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role.
The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. From negotiating with and lobbying the profession's regulators, government and other decision makers, to offering training and advice, we're here to help, protect and promote solicitors.