Bar Council and Law Society seek to recruit new Head of Secretariat for Queen’s Counsel Appointments

16 January 2013

The Bar Council and the Law Society are seeking to recruit a new Head of Secretariat for Queen's Counsel Appointments (QCA) on the retirement of the current post holder. This is a unique opportunity for someone who wishes to play a leading part in senior appointments in the legal profession, supporting the work of the Queen's Counsel Selection Panel which makes recommendations to the Lord Chancellor and the Queen. 

QCA is a small not for profit company run on public service lines. This post is in effect the Chief Executive of the organisation, who acts as a source of advice to the Selection Panel, ensures that its policies are implemented and manages and drives the work of the small Secretariat. The Head of Secretariat also reports to the Company Directors in relation to management and resourcing issues.

This is a full-time post which carries a salary of £70,000. The successful applicant will have proven administrative experience at a senior level in Government or other public service, the legal profession or in recruitment and selection.

Applications from all sections of the community are welcomed for this post.

Please go to and follow the links to download further information, including how to make an application, and click here for the job description and person specification.

If you have an enquiry which is not covered by this information or in the event of difficulties, please telephone QC Appointments Secretariat on 020 7405 4953.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 8 February 2013