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Director of Investigation and Supervision

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The SRA regulates more than 160,000 solicitors and around 10,400 organisations in England and Wales.

Job Description

We are an organisation of 650 people that play a critical role in ensuring consumer protection across a sector with a widespread impact on society and the economy.

With an exciting programme of change both in terms of its regulatory model and its internal capability, the SRA is leading the way in responding to major changes in the legal market.

The principle purpose of our Investigation and Supervision team is to make sure solicitors and law firms follow our rules, and investigates when things go wrong. As Director, you will be responsible for the successful leadership of the SRA's investigation and supervision of regulated entities and individuals.

We are looking for someone who can deliver confident and effective leadership and management to a team of c.130, overseeing high volume and sensitive casework. You will be a highly visible leader, capable of building and maintaining positive relationships with external and internal stakeholders. You will be central to the implementation of a new casework information system, significantly advancing the SRA’s capability.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader, with a track record of management of large, complex teams, in any sector, including experience of managing high-volume operational processing and/or case-work. You will have proven skill in leading change while maintaining operational effectiveness and excellent customer service. You will also bring extensive experience of successfully building and managing complex stakeholder relationships.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 on 26 June 2017. Final interviews will be held in London on Friday 21 July and in Birmingham on Monday 24 July.


When you apply online via the online application system you will be asked to provide some brief contact and diversity monitoring details, and to upload a CV and cover letter summarising your proven ability related to the person and job specification.


We are working with an executive search firm, Saxton Bampfylde for this particular opportunity. For any questions or a confidential discussion about the opportunity, please contact Saxton Bampfylde at or 0207 227 0800.


The SRA is the independent regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales, protecting consumers and supporting the rule of law and the administration of justice. We do this by overseeing all education and training requirements necessary to practise as a solicitor, licensing individuals and firms to practise, setting the standards of the profession and regulating and enforcing compliance against these standards.

We offer a generous flexible benefits package, a friendly working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within a professional organisation.