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Remuneration:£216 per day 

Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:07 January 2021 at midnight 

Do you want to play your part to develop good professional legal practice in Scotland?

Scottish Ministers are looking to appointment 7 new members (3 lawyer members and 4 non-lawyer members) to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC).

SLCC provide a single point of contact for all complaints against Scottish lawyers (solicitors, advocates, commercial attorneys and licensed conveyancers).  They investigate  and resolve complaints about services and refer conduct complaints to the relevant professional body for investigation. 

To enable the SLCC Board to work effectively and efficiently it is vital they have people with a variety of skills and experience from all walks of life – previous board experience is not required and they are looking for both lawyer and non-lawyer members.  The SLCC need members with certain specific skills along with the more generic personal qualities – more information can be found in the applicant information pack, via the link below.

To apply for the lawyer member role, you must have at least one of the following specialist skills/experience:

  • Faculty of Advocates Experience

  • Experience of being a solicitor in a High Street firm

To apply for the non-lawyer member role, you must be able to demonstrate at least one of the following specialist skills/experience:

  • Experience of Community Advice or Campaigning, in particular working with vulnerable consumers

  • Audit and Risk experience

  • Practical experience of the Human Resources function, preferably in the Public Sector

  • Experience of digital transformation and cyber security

  • Experience of regulation or complaints handling

  • Business experience

[One of the three legal members needs to have 10 years’ experience as outlined under the LP&LA(S) Act 2007 Schedule 1s(2)(5).


Members receive £216.00 per day.  Expenses incurred as a result of carrying out the duties of the appointment, including reasonable travel and subsistence costs and dependant carer and childcare expenses, will be reimbursed.

The appointment is non-pensionable.

Time Commitment

The time commitment for a board member is expected to be on average 14 days of fixed attendance (meeting or video calls, although with each meeting usually being a half day) around 8 days of work you can complete at home, at a time to suit yourself, and usually in one or two hour blocks.  You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board’s on-going business needs.

Length of Appointment

Board members are appointed for a term of five years.  Thereafter you can only apply to be on the board again after a minimum gap of three years.

No re-appointments are made to the SLCC board.


If appointed you will be expected to take up your position as either Legal or Non-legal Member on either 1 April 2021 or 1 January 2022. 


Interviews will be held week commencing 8 February 2021.

Due to the current restrictions of Covid-19 and social distancing, interviews will be conducted remotely via video conferencing.  Applicants who are offered an interview will also be offered any advice or support they may need to attend the video-conferenced interview.

Closing date for applications is 7 January 2021.  For full information on the appointments, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below. 

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are currently under-represented on the boards of Public Bodies, such as women, disabled people, LGBTI+ people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50.

If you have a disability within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010 and require an adjustment at any stage of the public appointments process, please get in touch with the Public Appointments Team on Tel: 0300 244 1898 or by email   

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online.  If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at

Additional Information

  1. Applicant Information Pack
  2. FAQs