Vacancies for lay members and Barrister members (no set number)
The Education & Training Committee works to support the creation of an education system that enables members of the UK Bar to maintain a reputation for excellence. Its remit involves (i) providing students with the information, experience, advice and guidance that they need to reach an informed decision about a career at the Bar; (ii) ensuring vocational training and pupillage equip barristers for a career in the profession; and (iii) ensuring that barristers develop and maintain the skills they need to sustain and advance their practice.
• There are 7 meetings per year
• The Chair is Nick Vineall QC
The committee has a policy role in responding to and commenting on arrangements/policy for qualification and training for practice as a barrister and also oversees the Bar Council’s educational outreach programmes including social mobility programmes (Bar Placement Week and e-mentoring to those on social mobility programmes) as well as Law Fairs and Careers information.
The Education and Training Committee is keen to attract lay members (including, for example, pupils, legal practice managers and/or clerks) and Barrister members from Circuit, who have an interest in or experience of Bar education and training.
How to apply
Applicants should send a copy of their CV accompanied by a short written statement stating their suitability for the role and describing their skills and experience, to: Rose Malleson, Education, Diversity and Inclusion, and CSR Policy Analyst, RMalleson@BarCouncil.org.uk.
The closing date for applications is 17:00, Friday 11 December 2020.