Education and CSR Policy and Programme Manager

Recruiter
GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE BAR-2
Location
London
Salary
38630.00 - 45445.00 GBP Annual
Posted
13 Jan 2019
Closes
18 Jan 2019
Sector
Education
Job Type
Contract

Job Title: Education and CSR Policy and Programme Manager

Hours: 35 hours per week - Full-time

Starting Salary: GBP38,630 - GBP45,445 pa/pro-rata (depending on skills and experience)

(Plus a benefit allowance of GBP1,300 per annum)

Location: High Holborn, London

The Bar Council represents over 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.

The Education and CSR Policy and Programme Manager will work for the Bar Council's representative function and play a vital role in developing and delivering education policy and programmes. Policy work includes monitoring reform of legal education across the profession, particularly with respect to the professional stage of training (the Bar Professional Training Course). The Policy and Programme Manager will be responsible for supporting the Bar Council's Education & Training Committee and other E&D/CSR team committees and panels, as well as liaising with the Inns of Courts' Education Departments.

You will also be responsible for developing and delivering education outreach programmes, this includes the Bar Council's Pupillage Gateway and Pupillage Fair. Much of our activity has a special focus on social mobility and includes developing careers information, representing the Bar on public platforms, running our award-winning work experience programme and supporting our e-mentoring programme for students (Years 12&13, and undergraduates).

As a member of the Policy Team, the Policy and Programme Manager is also responsible for providing ethical guidance to members of the profession via the Ethical Enquiries Helpline and for supporting Pupils via the Bar Council's Pupillage Helpline.

You should be degree qualified (or equivalent experience), ideally with a law degree and having completed the BPTC. You should have experience of policy issues within a similar organisation (including drafting policies and dealing with consultation responses) and be able to command the attention and respect of Bar leaders, Bar Council Officers and individual members of staff. Knowledge of education policy, and a commitment to delivering high quality programmes, specifically schools outreach programmes/careers advice is desirable, as is an understanding of equality and diversity.

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. All candidates are required to apply online, CVs will not be accepted.

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