Previous Opportunities

Lay Members

Law Society of Scotland

Lay Members


The Law Society of Scotland (LSS) was established in 1949 and is the professional body for nearly 13,000 Scottish Solicitors. It is governed by a Council of up to 48 individuals (both Solicitor and non-solicitor). It has a staff of around 150 and around 650 volunteers (Solicitors and non-solicitors) assist in carrying out its work.

The Role

Lay Members provide the required vision and input to enable LSS to be a world-class professional body. They represent members interests and uphold standards to ensure the public have confidence in the Scottish legal profession. They also have a statutory duty to work in the public interest, a duty which they are strongly committed to achieving.

The successful candidates are required to attend around nine meetings per year plus any ad-hoc meetings which may occasionally arise. Candidates will also need to dedicate time to reading papers and information in preparation for the meetings and responding to emails about Council work.

Skills and Experience

The Law Society is open to applications from non-solicitors from any background but would welcome candidates with skills and experience in:

  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Digital and IT

It is also very important that candidates have experience at a senior management or influential level with a track record of achievement using a collaborative approach and strong communication skills.

Further information is available at:

If these roles are of interest to you and you’d like to have a further discussion, please contact Catriona Mackie or Gillian Blackadder at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please upload your CV and cover letter (as one combined document) below. We also request that you complete an Equality Form as part of the process, this can be downloaded HERE and a completed copy should be emailed to

Closing date: April 2024