Casework Officer – Bar Standards Board

Location: High Holborn, London (with regular homeworking)

Hours:Full-time, Permanent

Case Officer: circa £35,000 pa (depending on skills and experience)

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

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.

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

Casework Officer

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

investigating conduct by gathering evidence, drafting statements, corresponding with barristers and witnesses and 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.

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

  • Up to 31 days annual leave
  • Up to 12% employer’s pension contribution
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Life cover, and more

All candidates are required to apply online, CVs will not be accepted.

Candidates with a disability who require reasonable adjustments should contact, Vivien Bock on 0207 611 4699. The Bar Standards Board operates the ‘two ticks’ scheme.  Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria for this role will be guaranteed an interview under this scheme. 

Applications To – https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/2124525?cid=1091

Closing Date:  28 March 2021

Proposed Interview Date:  13 April 2021

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