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Wanted: question writers and markers for Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation and professional ethics

The BSB is seeking to expand its pool of question writers for both Civil Litigation and Criminal Litigation. We are also seeking markers for Professional Ethics, as well as standard setters for all three subjects (those who help to determine the pass mark).

We welcome applications for all three roles from legal academics, practising barristers and qualified solicitors. You must be qualified to practice in England and Wales. You may apply for several roles.

Question writers are required to provide and edit multiple choice Civil Litigation or Criminal Litigation questions to an acceptable standard as determined by the BSB. You will work from home on part-time, project-by-project basis with the number of questions and syllabus topics determined by the BSB. Previous experience of question writing is desirable but not essential.

Markers are required to mark short answer questions on Professional Ethics. Previous experience of marking examination scripts is desirable but not essential as training will be given and standardisation meetings will be held. There is some element of home working and you will be required to attend meetings at the BSB.

Standard setters are required to define the boundary between passing and failing by making judgements on candidates’ performances and the nature of the skill or subject matter using recognised methodologies. Standard setters are required for all three subjects. Training will be given. You will be required to attend meetings at the BSB.

Job Title: Marker, Professional Ethics

Job Title: Question Writer, Civil Litigation,
Criminal Litigation

Job Title: Standard Setter, Civil Litigation,
Criminal Litigation

Hours: Part-time

If you would like to discuss the role(s) in more detail, please contact Natasha Ribeiro, Examinations Manager on 0207 611 1482 or by email.

Applications can be made by emailing your CV and covering letter to Natasha Ribeiro, Examinations Manager (

Closing Date:1 February 2019