A Non-Executive Director (Non Exec) is required with legal expertise for our client ShareSoc which is a not-for-profit membership organisation, created by investors for investors, based in London.

ShareSoc’s aims are to help improve the investment experience for retail investors and to represent their interests wherever this is needed.

The Non-Exec will be a lawyer who has worked in the City and understands the regulatory issues facing investors. Preferably he / she invests in and understands the UK stock markets.

The Non Exec will be expected to contribute 2-3 days per month; ShareSoc hold monthly Board Meetings plus Sub-Committees and Seminars. Candidates who would like to contribute more time (as the current Non Execs do) will be welcome. The position is unremunerated. Expenses are reimbursed.

The Business Concept:

  • ShareSoc is a not-for-profit organisation, created by investors for investors, with the aims of improving the investment experience for retail investors and to represent their interests wherever this is needed.
  • The society ensures that shareholders have their proper say as owners of the businesses in which they invest.
  • ShareSoc also provides information including informative newsletters, various digital news channels, in-depth company reports, educational events, networking opportunities and company presentation seminars.
  • ShareSoc has raised its profile through active campaigns (e.g. Beaufort Securities) and has recently grown its membership at an impressive rate (in excess of 30% pa). The Board sees considerable potential to further expand the membership and the influence of the organisation.


Non Exec Requirements:

We are looking for a Legal Non Exec with the following expertise;

  • A Lawyer who understands regulatory issues for investors and regulators;
  • Experience of working within the City and talking to senior industry and government representatives;
  • Knowledge of the stock market and a retail investor (FTSE & AIM);
  • An ability to contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation; 
  • If not an existing Non Exec you should be strong on Governance;
  • You will be expected to sit on ShareSoc’s Policy Sub-Committee;
  • Some experience of not-for-profit or charity organisations (or Government bodies or quangos) would be helpful but not essential.


This role will close on Friday, 29th March 2019 

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