Equality and diversity

The Bar Council aims to lead the profession it serves by example. We aim to recruit, develop and retain the most talented staff, valuing diversity of background and skills and actively promoting an inclusive culture in which all members of staff are able to flourish. We select candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.To see our summary recruitment equality and diversity statistics click here.

In accordance with recruitment and selection best practice, all candidate applications are shortlisted anonymously. Click here to see the equality and diversity statistics for the Bar. Alternaitvely, click here to see the summary equality and diversity statistics for Bar Council employees.

The Bar Council is also proud to display the 'Two Ticks' symbol. In doing so, we are making five commitments in relation to recruitment, training, retention, consultation and disability awareness.

These commitments are:

  1. To interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities
  2. To discuss with disabled employees, at any time but at least once a year, what both parties can do to ensure that disabled employees can develop and utilise their abilities
  3. To make every effort to ensure that employees who become disabled remain in Bar Council employment
  4. To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness required to meet these commitments, and
  5. To review these commitments each year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and inform employees and Jobcentre Plus of our progress and future plans.

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