Policy Analyst: Law Reform and Regulatory Issues

Recruiter
GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE BAR-2
Location
London
Salary
29650.00 - 35113.00 GBP Annual
Posted
13 Jan 2019
Closes
10 Feb 2019
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Title: Policy Analyst: Law Reform and Regulatory Issues
Hours: 35 hours per week - Full-time
Starting Salary: GBP 29,650 - GBP35,113 pa (depending on skills and experience)
(Plus a benefit allowance of GBP1,300 per annum)
Location: High Holborn, London

The Bar Council represents the nearly 16,000 barristers in England and Wales. It promotes the Bar's high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services; fair access to justice for all; the highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity across the profession; and the development of business opportunities for barristers at home and abroad.

The Bar Council is the governing body and the Approved Regulator for the Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions through the independent Bar Standards Board.

In this role you will be responsible for two policy areas; law reform and regulatory issues. The first will require you to manage a committee of barristers to implement the law reform programme which consists of influencing law reform by responding to law reform consultations and inspiring the Bar's interest and involvement in the law reform process through coordination of the law reform essay competition, annual law reform lecture and seminars at the annual Bar Conference. There is also the possibility of being involved in issue specific law reform campaigns, working in conjunction with the communications team.

The second policy area; regulatory issues, is wide ranging in scope. You will be responsible for representing the Bar's regulatory interests through engagement with Bar leadership and external bodies and responding to regulatory consultations. You will also be involved in delivering best practice guidance to chambers on a variety of chambers management. There will also be involvement with the Legal Services Board revision of the Internal Governance Rules and UCL's Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation as well as coordination of the Direct Access Panel and its projects. Regulation is a fast paced and exciting policy area that regularly throws up challenging issues that require speedy resolution and input from other teams, Bar leaders and occasionally the formation of expert working groups. There is never a dull moment.

As a member of the policy team you will answer telephone and written ethical and professional practice enquiries from barristers and their clerks with reference to the Bar Standards Board Handbook.

You should be degree qualified (or equivalent level of experience) and have experience of policy issues within a similar organisation, including drafting policies and dealing with consultation responses. You should also have experience in the field of professional regulation. You must be highly organised, flexible and proactive with demonstrable experience of being able to master complex information and communicate it clearly in a variety of contexts.

It is desirable for you to have a law degree and experience of service delivery in a membership organisation. Similarly, knowledge of any (or all) of the following would be an advantage: the BSB Handbook, the regulation of legal services and the law reform process.

In return the Bar Council offers excellent terms and conditions of employment, including:

  • Up to 31 days annual leave
  • Up to 13% employer's pension contribution
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Life cover, and more

For more information about this role please click on the visit website button. Please apply with a covering letter and CV. Each document should be no more than two pages long.

Candidates with a disability who require reasonable adjustments should contact, Josephine Vincent on . The Bar Council is part of the 'Disability Confident' scheme. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria for this role will be guaranteed an interview under this scheme.

Closing Date: 20 January 2019

Proposed Interview Date: TBC

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