We are always keen to employ talented and highly motivated people at all levels who feel they can contribute to the future success of the Bar Standards Board. In return we offer an attractive salary and benefits package and a supportive, inclusive working environment based on our organisational values.

Our people value our friendly and respectful environment, our support for flexible working, the opportunity to have a high degree of impact and our interesting, challenging and varied work.

We run an on going programme of learning and inclusion events and encourage our people to learn and develop in their roles.


If you wish to speak informally about a current vacancy on a confidential basis, please contact us via [email protected] or on 020 7611 4699 in the first instance.

We aim to recruit a talented workforce and values the diversity in the background, skills and experience of our people. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all job applicants irrespective of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, maternity or pregnancy, marital or civil partnership status or gender re-assignment. Please see the latest report on BSB Board and staff diversity.

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Working for Us - FAQs

1. I want to apply for a role but cannot find where to download the application form?

To ensure fairness and consistency in the recruitment process, we require applications to be submitted through our online recruitment software 'Networx', which anonymises CVs.  The application format  is not available offline. If you are unable to complete an online application, or require reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process, please contact the HR team via the main switchboard on 020 7242 0082.

2. I am having technical problems with the Networx online application system.

Please contact the Networx technical support team on 01943 467766.

3. Will you contact me regarding the outcome of my application?

Yes, we will respond to every application we receive.

4. Can I request feedback on my application if I am unsuccessful?

We are happy to provide feedback to candidates who are unsuccessful after attending an interview. With regret, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide candidates with individual feedback on their application if they are not shortlisted for interview.

5. Am I eligible for all benefits from my first day of employment?

This will vary depending on the type of benefit eg Interest free loan, is available after employees have passed their probation period. Employees are auto-enrolled into the pension scheme after three months of employment.  

6. How many hours per week would I be contracted to work for?

Full time hours compromise of 35 hours per week; 7 hours per day with one-hour unpaid lunch.

We are open to discussing flexible working options. Successful applicants should discuss with their line manager as part of the offer process.

7. Will you support my ongoing professional development?

We are willing to support your professional development through flexible working practices, and on going programme of learning and inclusion events and financial contribution to learning where the type of learning and development is linked to your role.

8. I am a foreign national, can I still work for you?

Yes, provided that you have the legal right to work in the United Kingdom, or you meet the criteria for sponsorship.

9. I have a question not answered in this section; how can I ask?

Please email your questions to the HR Helpdesk - [email protected]