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Wanted: Assistant Chief Examiner, Professional Ethics

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 Professional Ethics 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); 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 as an element of Bar training, and attending training events as required.

Hours: Part-time

Salary: £400 per day

Location: High Holborn, London

Time commitment for the role will be around 20 days per annum. The initial appointment will be until the end of 2019 with the possibility of renewal by mutual consent.

If you would like to discuss the role(s) 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:1 February 2019