Senior Policy Officer Regulation

£32480 - £48312 per annum
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Job description

Job Title: Senior Policy Officer (Regulation)

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Location: London (Hybrid)

Salary: £32,480-£48,312

Morgan Hunt is proud to be partnering with a regulator in the legal services sector. My client is looking for a 'Senior Policy Officer' on a permanent basis. As a 'Senior Policy Officer' you will focus on the delivery of the regulator's Access and Standards strategic aims 2022 - 2023 business plan. The organisation is currently undergoing a significant review of it's code of conduct guidebook designed to regulate the code of conduct for those in the legal services profession. As a 'Senior Policy Officer', you will assist with the review of the regulator's Code of Conduct guidebook; lead in managing wider Handbook related projects by cultivating excellent knowledge of the Handbook. Moreover, you will contribute to improving access to justice of clients by assisting with work in relation to projects such as pilot on use of digital comparison sites and leading the work to implement any changes resulting from our recently published evaluation of transparency rules. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to develop their career with the legal or regulatory policy sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead on the policy development and design of allocated policy projects in line with the Policy Development Framework. This may involve policy and project work across the full range of Policy and Research business.
  • Lead on targeted reviews of specific policy areas/sections of the regulators Handbook in light of the relevant regulatory risks.
  • Assisting in establishing evidence gathering mechanisms to inform policy development, assess potential impacts and evaluate outcomes.
  • Commissioning or conducting research projects to establish a strong evidence base for policy formulation.
  • Organising and managing working group/task completion group discussions, advising on strategic/operational options.
  • Maintaining programme and project documentation where appropriate, ensuring work is undertaken in time and on budget.
  • Drafting key policy documents (including consultation papers, analysis of responses and preparation/presentation of Committee/Board papers with appropriate recommendations and/or applications to the LSB for approval).
  • Considering the impacts of policy changes on other areas (e.g. training requirements, enforcement policy, monitoring and supervision) co-ordinating discussions with other BSB teams or external stakeholders.
  • Provide planning and project management expertise where required in the Policy and Research Team, including allocation of tasks to other members of the team, including the Policy Officer.
  • Deliver training where required on the Handbook and associated policy changes, drafting guidance documents and communications plans.

Person Specification

  • Understanding of the legal services environment and/or issues relating to professional practice, risk and regulation.
  • Well-developed strategic thinking and analytical skills including the ability to source and interpret complex data.
  • Policy development, implementation and evaluation experience from other regulators, regulated sectors, government, consultancies.
  • Capable of drafting a range of materials for a variety of audiences including consultation papers, reports, Board/ Committee papers, briefings and articles as well as public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail with strong project and time management skills and able to work to tight deadlines.

Please contact Alexander Cannon on 07925851747 or via email at if you would like to learn more about this opportunity.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Alexander Cannon
Professional Services Recruitment Team
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