• February 27, 2024
 Women in Wills invites applications for role of Chair

Women in Wills invites applications for role of Chair

Women in Wills (WIW) is seeking an enthusiastic and visionary leader to take on the role of Chair for a 12-month tenure.

This prestigious voluntary position offers a unique opportunity to steer and shape the future of WIW, a group dedicated to empowering women in the private client sector of the legal industry.

With a focus on fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional growth, the Chair will play a pivotal role in guiding WIW’s in-person and online events, expanding its reach, and enhancing its impact within the industry.

Application Information

This is a voluntary role, and the successful candidate will be expected to take up the position post successful interview and be expected to host the first in-person event of the year on International Women’s Day in London in March, for a period of 12 months. Complete the online form here.

  • Please provide a brief description of your current role.
  • Why do you want to become the Chair of Women in Wills?
  • What three things would you like to achieve as Chair?
  • Provide three examples of instances where you’ve led or supported collaboration within the industry.
  • Please provide three dates and times when you are available for an online interview w/c 5th February 2024.

Deadline for entry: Friday 26th January 2024

Role Profile

Background

Women in Wills was established in 2017 to facilitate networking, social and education events specifically for women working in the private client sector.

  • Foster collaboration and knowledge sharing between women working across all sectors of the wills and probate industry from development through to agency.
  • Help women develop their personal and professional support networks.
  • Provide a friendly, supportive, blame free environment where attendees can share problems and discuss solutions.

Initially launched as a regular lunch event, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the group morphed into a vital support network for practitioners up and down the country locked down at home coping with the twin challenges of working from home (and home schooling for many of us) and dealing with understandably concerned clients.

In 2024 the focus will return to an in-person programme of events designed to facilitate networking, social and educational opportunities for attendees. There is no membership fee or barrier to joining; we welcome all from across the unregulated and regulated wills, trusts, probate and estate planning sector.

WIW is managed by Today’s Media, the publisher of Today’s Wills and Probate and the hosts of The British Wills and Probate Awards.

Role of Chair

The chair will lead the development of Women in Wills for a period of 12 months from appointment, taking an active role in deciding on discussion and presentation topics, identifying potential speakers,  recruitment of new members; helping to shape the future of this vibrant and growing group.

The chair will be expected to:

  • Act as an Ambassador for WIW by promoting WIW values, and events with the aim of driving the continued growth of the group.
  • Assist in the organisation of successful events through the identification of addressable topics and appropriate speakers.
  • Form and work collaboratively with a committee and sponsors.
  • Convene and chair quarterly WIW committee meetings per annum.
  • Attend and Chair three/four in-person events per annum.

Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to Chair a successful group and to build on the strong foundations that have been established since WIW was launched.  To a certain extent, it will be up to the Chair to shape the role to make it work for them, but the position offers a very valuable opportunity to:

  • Gain leadership experience and insight into market conditions across the wills and probate industry
  • Raise personal profile and your employers’ profile
  • Expand your personal network
  • One free ticket to each WIW event and 25% discount on 2 further tickets per event

Support

Today’s Media had supported the growth of Women in Wills which has seen the Linkedin Group grow to over 1200 members and our in-person events host up to 60 practitioners. Today’s Media will continue to work with the Chair to develop the programme, identify suitable venues and manage the operational elements of the events, provide social media support and use the Today’s Wills and Probate publication as a vehicle for wider promotion and group development.

Salary

This is a voluntary role, but reasonable travel and accommodation expenses related to attendance at face-to-face events will be covered.

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Katie Johnson, Digital Journalist, Today's Media

Digital Journalist, Today's Media Contact: katie.johnson@todaysmedia.co.uk LinkedIn