Work At The MA

Chief Executive of the Magistrates Association


The Magistrates Association (MA) is seeking a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation at an exciting time in our development. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic leader to have a real impact at a crucial time for the MA, the courts and the justice system.

The MA is an independent charity and the membership body for magistrates. We work to promote the sound administration of the law, including by providing guidance, training and support for our members, informing the public about the courts and the role of magistrates, producing and publishing research, and contributing to the development and delivery of reforms to the justice system. With 12,700 members across England and Wales, we are the only independent voice of the magistracy.

The MA’s new Chief Executive will join us at a pivotal time as we look to attract new members, increase our reach and influence, and grow and diversify our income. Working with the board of trustees and the staff team, you’ll drive our ambitious plans for the future while managing the organisation to ensure the effective delivery of our priorities.

The successful candidate will be commercially and financially astute and have significant experience in a senior management role. A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage a complex and demanding workload, you will be an inclusive, forward-thinking and innovative leader with the skills and experience to lead the MA through the next stage of our development.

The salary for this post is c.£65,000 per annum and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 10 February 2021.

For more information see the recruitment pack, which is available here. Details of how to apply are included in the recruitment pack. The equality and diversity monitoring form is available here.