16 Jul 2021

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is seeking to recruit five experts to join our Advisory Pool of Experts (APEX) to offer the BSB advice and support as we develop and implement policy. Expertise is sought in the following areas: Consumer Affairs (two specialists – one with experience of vulnerable consumers and one with experience of small business consumers), Equality and Diversity, Quality Assurance / Professional Competence, and Regulatory Policy and Theory.

The BSB regulates barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest.  We are responsible for setting education and training requirements, establishing and maintaining professional standards, authorising organisations, and dealing with questions of professional misconduct.

APEX offers a flexible way of contributing to important and interesting topics in BSB policy development at an early stage.  APEX members are not employees of the Bar Standards Board but we recognise your input publicly and show your details on our website.  You will be paid for your time.  You will become part of a group of experts from a range of different specialisms, with regular opportunities to come together and learn from each other.

For more information on how to apply, please review the candidate pack. Candidates should provide a covering letter outlining how they meet the competencies required for the position(s), together with a CV, supporting details form and equality and diversity monitoring form (optional).

The candidate pack can be found on our website.

Please send completed applications to: APEXapplications@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk  Vacancies are open until 9.00am on Monday 16 August 2021.

Interviews will take place in London or via remote participation in the weeks commencing 20 and 27 September 2021.

We aim to recruit talented candidates and value diversity in background, skills and experience.  We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants.

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