Bar Standards Board – Senior Case Officer (12 Months FTC)

Hours:Full-time,  (35 hours per week), Fixed Term Contract for12 Months (We are happy to consider flexible working requests)

Starting Salary: circa £40,000 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.

We are looking to appoint a full-time qualified barrister, solicitor (or equivalent) within the Investigations and Enforcement team. As a successful post holder, you will hold your own caseload including complex cases and will be responsible for:

  • investigating barristers conduct
  • drafting charges and reports
  • gathering evidence and deciding on the content of bundles,
  • corresponding with barristers, witnesses and anyone involved in the regulatory process.
  • You 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.

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/2628130?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:  2 May 2022 at 23:59

Proposed Interview Date:  Week commencing 12 May 2022

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