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Senior Regulatory Officer
High Holborn, London
£43,000 – £48,000 per annum
Full time, with majority home working (minimum 4 days per month in the office)
Happy to talk flexible working
The Role
The Supervision Team plays an important role in ensuring that regulatory standards in the barrister profession are maintained, as well as in enabling the BSB to foster a constructive relationship with those we regulate and other stakeholders.
We are responsible for supervising barristers and the chambers or companies that they work in, as well as the organisations that the BSB authorises to deliver the vocational Bar training courses and pupillage. We do this by carrying out thematic reviews and by responding to reports made to the BSB that raise regulatory concerns. Our focus is on those that present highest risk to the BSB’s Regulatory Objectives, in the public interest and the interest of consumers. The work is varied and interesting and involves engaging with a wide range of people and organisations. The team is collaborative and supportive, whether working from the office or at home. Members of the team work to a range of flexible arrangements.
We are recruiting an additional Senior Regulatory Officer to increase the capacity and capability of the Supervision Team, particularly in relation to our supervision of the vocational Bar training providers. We particularly welcome applications from people with a background in a quality assurance role in higher or further education.
The Senior Regulatory Officer’s key responsibilities will be to:
Gather and analyse information to support the assessment of risk.
Conduct supervision visits, approximately 5-6 per year, to monitor and ensure training providers comply with our regulations.
Work with our team of external examiners, who oversee the standards of assessments set by the Bar course providers.
Conduct thematic reviews on areas of focus in our strategic plans.
Work closely with colleagues on areas of regulatory policy development.
Respond promptly and effectively to reports to the BSB from stakeholders including barristers, pupils, members of the public and other regulators, related to risk and compliance matters.
Key skills and experience required to undertake the role include to:
Communicate confidently and professionally, orally and in writing, with a range of internal and external stakeholders, building relationships.
Proven experience in risk assessment, compliance or in a related role
Experience in the regulation of further, higher or professional education is desirable.
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) regulates barristers and 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 handling complaints. Barristers work at the heart of our justice system so BSB’s mission is fundamentally important to the maintenance of the rule of law.
Our people value our friendly and respectful environment, our support for flexible working, the opportunity to have a high degree of impact and our interesting, challenging, and varied work.
Working for the BSB
The Bar Standards Board offers excellent terms and conditions of employment, including:
Hybrid Working is the agreed way of working.
We work from the office for a minimum of four days per month.
Option to work from the office more and when there are team or organisational events.
Up to 31 days annual leave, plus a holiday transfer scheme
Up to 12% employer’s pension contribution
Parental leave and flexible working policies
Plus a range of additional benefits, including gym classes, discounts and rewards.
The Bar Standards Board is a Disability Confident Committed employer. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria for this role will be guaranteed an interview.
The Bar Standard Board aims to recruit a talented workforce and values the diversity in background, skills and experience of its staff. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all job applicants irrespective of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, maternity or pregnancy, marital or civil partnership status or gender re-assignment.
Closing date: Sunday 7 July 2024 at 11:59pm
Closing Date: Week commencing 15 July 2024


£43000 – £48000/annumAnnum


Full TimePermanent



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