Bar Standards Board – Casework Officer (12 months FTC)

Bar Standards Board

Hours: Full-Time (35 hours per week), Fixed Term Contract for12 Months (Happy to consider flexible working)

Starting Salary: circa £35,000 pa (depending on skills and experience)

(Plus a benefit allowance of £1,300 per annum)

Location: High Holborn, London (hybrid working with home working 3-4 days per week)

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) regulates barristers, 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 investigating allegations of misconduct, taking enforcement action where necessary. Barristers work at the heart of our justice system so the BSB’s mission is fundamentally important to the maintenance of the rule of law. It is an exciting time at the organisation, having recently modernised the way we regulate in the public interest, support those we regulate to face the future, and ensure there is a strong and sustainable regulator for the Bar.

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.

The BSB Investigations and Enforcement team is responsible for investigating allegations against barristers and taking disciplinary or other action on behalf of the BSB.

The post holder for the Casework Officer role will hold their own caseload and will be responsible for:

  • investigating conduct by gathering evidence
  • drafting statements
  • corresponding with barristers and witnesses
  • drafting reports or recommendations on disposal.

The case load will include cases at the Disciplinary Tribunal stage where the post holder will be required to draft charges, decide on the content of bundles and disclosure as well as respond to issues which arise as the case progresses. They will also be required to attend hearings and support counsel at tribunals and appeals before the High Court.

Experience of legal procedures or litigation and substantial experience of casework is essential, as is the ability to work effectively as part of a team, sharing knowledge and supporting other members of staff.  Knowledge of regulatory procedures and/or experience of working for a regulator is desirable but not essential.  A legal qualification, which includes the right to hold a practising certificate, is desirable. 

In return the Bar Standards Board offers excellent terms and conditions of employment, including:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Up to 31 days annual leave
  • Up to 12% employer’s pension contribution

All candidates must apply online with a CV and covering letter. Candidates should address the essential criteria set out in the person specification. We operate an anonymous recruitment process so please do not include your name and other personal information on your CV and covering letter.

Applications To – https://barcouncil.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2628134?cid=1091

Candidates with a disability who require reasonable adjustments should contact Vivien Bock, HR Adviser on 0207 611 4699.

The Bar Standards Board is Disability Confident employer.  Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria for this role will be guaranteed an interview under this scheme.

Closing Date:  2nd May 2022 at 11:59pmProposed Interview Date:  Week commencing 12th May 2022

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