Bar Standards Board

Assistant Chief Examiner, Criminal Litigation 

Part-time £400 per day

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, 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 a suitably experienced individual to contribute to high standards in the delivery of the Criminal Litigation centralised assessment of the BPTC.

The role involves: working closely with the examination team (comprising the Chief Examiner and the two existing Assistant Chief Examiners), quality controlling the question writing process; creating robust, high quality examination papers and mark schemes; actively contributing to the decisionmaking processes of the standard setting meetings, subject and final exam boards; and attending training events as required.

Applicants should ideally have assessment experience, alongside a detailed knowledge of the area of Criminal Litigation. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to future developments in assessment methods.

Time commitment for the role will be around 20 days per annum. The initial appointment will be until the end of 2021 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.

If you would like to discuss the roles in more detail, please contact Natasha Ribeiro, Examinations Manager on 020 7611 1482.

Applications can be made by emailing your CV and covering letter to Natasha Ribeiro, Examinations Manager ( Closing Date: 17 May 2019 Interviews will be held at the BSB on Tuesday 28 May 2019.


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