Bar Standards Board

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) regulates barristers called to the Bar in England and Wales in the public interest

Role Title: Assistant Chief Examiner for Professional Ethics

Role Title: Assistant Chief Examiner for Civil Litigation

Hours: Part-time

Fees: £600 per day

Location: Remote working

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. As part of Bar Training, our Centralised Examinations Board (CEB) sets two exams at the vocational stage: Civil Litigation, and Criminal Litigation. We have recently introduced a new Professional Ethics examination to be taken during pupillage, with the first sitting in Spring 2022.

Two opportunities have arisen for suitably experienced individuals to contribute to high standards in the delivery of the centralised assessments. We are seeking an Assistant Chief Examiner for Professional Ethics and an Assistant Chief Examiner for Civil Litigation.

The role involves: working closely with the examining team (comprising the Chief Examiner and the existing Assistant Chief Examiners); contributing to the question writing process; creating robust, high quality examination papers and mark schemes; actively contributing to the decision making processes of the standard setting meetings and exam boards; overseeing and contributing to the marking process; contributing to consultations on the strategic development of the assessment of Professional Ethics / Civil Litigation as an element of Bar Training, and attending training events as required.

Time commitment for the role will be up to 30 days per annum. The initial appointment will be until the end of 2022 with the possibility of renewal by mutual consent.

Please see our website for a detailed role description: [https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/about-us/working-for-us/current-vacancies.html]

 If you would like to discuss the role(s) in more detail, please contact Natasha Ribeiro, Assessment Lead, 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: 10 January 2022. Interview Dates: week commencing 17 January 2022




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