21 July 2018

The BSB is recruiting lay members for its Professional Conduct Committee

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

We would welcome applications from lay people with a range of executive and non-executive experience, with expertise in equality and diversity in particular.

The organisation

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) regulates barristers and their professional practice and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest. We are responsible for:

  • setting education and training requirements; 
  • setting standards; 
  • authorising organisations; 
  • monitoring the service provided; and 
  • handling complaints.

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 Professional Conduct and Qualifications Committees are also under review, which may result in changes to how the committees operate.  Appointments will therefore be for an initial period of up to 18 months. 

Lay members are expected to attend meetings every six weeks which are held from 5.00-7.00pm. Meetings  take place in London. Lay members are remunerated at a flat rate of £308 per day or £154 per half day to cover both attendance and preparation time.

For more information and to apply, please visit the About Us section of our website www.barstandardsboard.org.uk. Candidates should provide a letter outlining how they meet the competencies required for the positions, together with a brief CV. We also request that you complete an Equality & Diversity monitoring form, as we are always seeking to improve the accessibility of our recruitment processes, and a Supporting Details form.

If you have any queries, please contact Alex Williams, Operational Support Team Manager, in the first instance: awilliams@barstandardsboard.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 18 November 2016.

Interviews will take place in London in the weeks commencing 28 November and 5 December 2016.  Dates may vary, including the possible addition of other dates, depending on panel and applicant availability.