Deputy Vice President 2020- Applications Invited for LLG Board

Publish date: 02/12/2019

Applications for the position of Deputy Vice President of Lawyers in Local Government are now invited. If you have the strategic vision to lead the company at pace whilst applying creative vision to the provision of membership services; this role will provide a stimulating, rewarding and career enhancing opportunity placing you in direct contact with key stakeholders and corporate partners. Click header to read more...

LLG is delighted to announce that nominations for the role of Deputy Vice President are invited from members of LLG who hold full membership. The nominations will be considered by the LLG Board with a view to recommending the successful candidate to the AGM at Birmingham between the 1st and 3rd of April 2020.

The Deputy Vice President role will commence from April 2020 with an expectation of moving through to the role of Vice President in 2021 and onto President of LLG in 2022. The successful nominee will be required to undertake the duties as set out below which may include covering events and meetings in the evening or at the weekend. This workload is likely to increase in the role of Vice President and will significantly increase on taking up the Presidency. It is therefore important that you ensure your employer is comfortable with you taking on the role and willing to allow you to be flexible in continuing to meet work commitments as well as commitments in the role of not just Deputy Vice President, but also in the roles of Vice President and President.

With these factors in mind, should you wish to be considered as Deputy Vice President, could you set out on no more than two sides of A4 a written application demonstrating with examples where possible, the following:

Please submit an application to Helen McGrath at Helen@llg.org.uk no later than 5pm on Friday 3rd January 2020


If you would like an informal chat please contact our CEO, at Deborah.Evans@llg.org.uk. We can also arrange for you to speak with the current President, Vice President or Deputy Vice President about the role.

Job Descriptions

Board Director:

LLG would ask that you aim to attend four board meetings a year plus ideally our two residential conferences, plus be willing to communicate by email or occasionally, telecon, between meetings.

Deputy Vice President Job Description: as board director, plus the following additional requirements

1. As a member of the LLG Board to contribute to devising the policy and strategy for the future direction of LLG including preparing papers for the Boards as appropriate.

2. To undertake a workload on behalf of LLG including responding to emails and preparing papers as appropriate.

3. To accept engagements as a speaker at conferences and other relevant events to raise the profile of LLG and communicate its aims and objectives.

4. To undertake such other activity or communication as from time to time might be necessary in the interests of and/or to the benefit of LLG as required.

Vice President as board director, plus the following additional requirements

1. To have been a member of the LLG Board for at least a year

2. To assist and support the President as required in his/her role as the national figurehead and point of contact for LLG, including attending meetings and conferences.

3. As a member of the LLG Board to contribute to devising the policy and strategy for the future direction of LLG including preparing papers for the Boards as appropriate.

4. To undertake a workload on behalf of LLG including responding to emails and preparing papers where appropriate.

5. To support the President in engaging with the membership and attending membership functions as necessary including the residential conferences.

6. To accept engagements as a speaker at conferences and other relevant events to raise the profile of LLG and communicate its aims and objectives.

7. To undertake such other activity or communication as from time to time might be necessary in the interests of and/or to the benefit of LLG as required.

President as board director, plus the following additional requirements

1. To act as the national figurehead and point of contact for LLG.

2. To chair the Board and Executive Board and all other relevant meetings of LLG as required.

3. To publicise the work of LLG through traditional and social media including by writing a blog on the LLG website, contributing to press articles and posting on Twitter.

4. To forge contacts with and where possible attend relevant meetings, of stakeholders of LLG (including social occasions) as the lead officer and representative of LLG. (In particular but without restriction, including government departments, member local authorities, the LGA, the Law Society, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Local Government Legal Society Trust, private sector solicitors firms, chambers and private sector providers to local authority legal services, in particular LLG's corporate partners) in conjunction with the CEO.

5. To forge contacts with international organisations with similar membership, aims and objectives of LLG.

6. To undertake a workload on behalf of LLG including responding to email enquiries from stakeholders and members and preparing papers for the Boards of LLG wherever appropriate.

7. To lead and give strategic focus to LLG, engaging with the membership and attending membership functions including annual conferences, branch meetings and meetings of other groupings of LLG members.

8. Giving strategic direction on behalf of LLG to its employed officers and to officers of LGG, where appropriate. Forge a close working relationship with the CEO.

9. To accept engagements as a speaker at conferences and other relevant events to raise the profile of LLG and communicate its aims and objectives.

10. To undertake such other activity or communication as from time to time might be necessary in the interests of and/or to the benefit of LLG.