20 Feb 2020

Hours: Part-time

Salary: £300 per day

Location: High Holborn, London

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) regulates barristers called to the Bar in England and Wales in the public interest. We are responsible for setting the education and training requirements for becoming a barrister. The vocational stage of training, currently the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), ensures that students intending to become barristers acquire the skills, knowledge of procedure and evidence, attitudes and competence to prepare them for pupillage.

An opportunity has arisen for six Associate Examiners to join the BSB to assist with the question review process; three are to assist the Civil Litigation Examining team, and three are to assist the Criminal Litigation Examining team.

The role involves:

  • reviewing examination material submitted by question writers, ensuring that the questions cover the Civil or Criminal Litigation syllabus, conform to the BSB house style of drafting, accurately reflect the current law; provide an appropriate level of challenge to prospective candidates.
  • writing exam questions that are consistent with the current examinable syllabus; conform to the BSB house style of drafting; accurately reflect the current law; provide an appropriate level of challenge to prospective candidates.
  • providing constructive feedback to questions writers on the material submitted and attended training events as required by the BSB.

Time commitment for the role will be around 10 days per annum. The initial appointment will be on a term of one year with the possibility of renewal by mutual consent.

The job description and person specification for this role can be viewed on the Bar Standards Board website: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/about-us/working-for-us/current-vacancies.html

If you would like to discuss the roles in more detail, please contact Natasha Ribeiro, Examinations Manager on 0207 611 1482 or by email (nribeiro@barstandardsboard.org.uk).

Applications can be made by emailing your CV and covering letter to Natasha Ribeiro.

Closing Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

Interviews will be held at the BSB on Tuesday 17 March 2020 (for Criminal Litigation) and Wednesday 18 March 2020 (for Civil Litigation)

The Bar Standard Board aims to recruit a talented workforce and values the diversity in background, skills and experience of its staff. 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.

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