19 January 2018

Are you keen to help shape the future of education and training for barristers?

Are you keen to help shape the future of education and training for barristers? 

The Bar Standards Board, the independent regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, is seeking new members for its Committees.

We are looking for two senior academic members for our revised Education and Training Committee. 

The Committee will help oversee the policy development for the Bar Standards Board's Future Bar Training Programme (FBT).  As a member of the Committee you will provide invaluable insight and expertise regarding legal education in England and Wales. 

The organisation

As the independent regulator for barristers in England and Wales, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) is responsible for setting the education, training and conduct requirements for being a barrister; handling complaints and disciplinary matters and assuring the quality of the profession.

The Bar Standards Board is going through a period of change, having recently reviewed its governance arrangements in relation to many of its committees. The Education and Training Committee has been revised to provide focused oversight of the FBT programme and to assist the Board to make well evidenced and well-founded decisions about how education and training for barristers will be structured in the future. The need for the Committee is closely aligned to the FBT programme so appointments will therefore be made for an initial period of two years. 

Meetings will take place in London, but some UK travel may be necessary.

For more information and to apply please visit the About Us section of our website. Candidates are requested to provide a covering letter outlining how they meet the competencies required for the position, together with their CV. If you have any queries, please contact Simon Thornton-Wood, Director of Education and Training.

Closing date for applications: 9am Wednesday 13 January 2016

Interviews will take place in London in the week commencing 25 January 2016.  Dates may vary, including the possible addition of other dates, depending on panel and applicant availability.