We are looking for board members to join our Register Regulatory Committee (RRC), which is a committee that manages the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR).
It, with advice from the independent Advisory Board, decides on the strategies and operational issues of the PPR.
Applicants must be able to operate at a strategic level and be committed to the goals and values of the PPR in raising the standard and profile of professional Paralegals and in consumer protection.
Ideally applicants will have previous committee experience, whether at a professional organisation or in their firm/organisation.
An understanding or experience of compliance, regulatory, dispute resolution, consumer protection or complaints handling is advantageous.
You must be a good communicator.
Applicants must be ready and able to contribute to the work of the PPR RRC and to actively participate in committee meetings.
These positions will require a commitment to attend a minimum of 2 meetings per year. The meetings are normally in London between 11-2pm on a weekday or via a conference call.
In addition, members will be required to undertake tasks such as reviewing drafts of updated policies and providing comments on the same and considering complaints raised.
These are non-remunerated positions.
Closing Date for applications: 20 December 2019
Interviews will be held early January 2020
To express an interest in the role or to find out more please email [email protected] or call 01442 508 206.
About the PPR
The Professional Paralegal Register is the overarching voluntary regulator for professional Paralegals and exists as a not-for-profit organisation. The PPR has been developed in direct response to the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) that recommended a body should come forward to regulate paralegals who are working outside of the regulated sector.
We have recognised the need for Paralegals to be regulated for two reasons:
- To provide greater consumer choice and protection
- To professionalise Paralegals and recognise them as the fourth arm of the legal profession
The PPR is a voluntary scheme for Paralegals who do not work in solicitors firms and is not governed by the legal services regulator, The Legal Services Board.
The regulatory framework of the PPR is designed to be proportionate to match the perceived or real risk attached to different areas of work that Paralegals do.
The PPR defines Paralegals into four tiers so that for the first time in England and Wales, Paralegals can be clearly identified and valued for the professionals that they are.