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Based in London, the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) is recruiting two key leadership roles to design and implement an innovative approach to the delivery of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The ICCA aims to improve access to the profession by developing a pathway which allows for flexibility, high standards, accessibility and affordability. The ICCA‘s Director of Programmes seeks to recruit the following:

Head of Online Learning

The post holder will lead the implementation of the innovative blended learning approach of the ICCA’s BPTC. Working with academic and technical partners, the HOL will be responsible for managing a small team of technical staff to design, develop and quality assure all online materials. After launch, the HOL will manage all aspects of online delivery. This role would suit an
experienced academic (preferably with Bar course experience) who has managed online design and delivery, or an experienced online production manager from another academic discipline. Leadership and project management experience are essential.

The successful candidate will assume important leadership responsibilities within a skilled team and will help to design, develop and project-manage every aspect of the course ahead of its launch in 2020.

A complete Job Specification is available here.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please ensure that your letter explains how you meet the criteria set out within the role description and person specification, as well as details of what you would bring to the role. 

The closing date for applications is noon on 30 November 2018. The ICCA requires the appointed candidate to be available to start work by April 2019.

 


Deputy Course Leader

The Deputy Course Leader (DCL) will take a leading role in the implementation of the ICCA’s BPTC. The DCL will have responsibility for the implementation and management of our admissions processes and will manage all student recruitment activities from initial contact through to selection. He/she will play a key role in raising the profile of the course with potential students, universities and the Bar and will assume a teaching and assessment role after the course launches. We are seeking an experienced BPTC tutor, with knowledge of the BPTC syllabus, student selection and pupillage. Some UK travel will be required.

The successful candidate will assume important leadership responsibilities within a skilled team and will help to design, develop and project-manage every aspect of the course ahead of its launch in 2020.

A complete job specification is available here.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please ensure that your letter explains how you meet the criteria set out within the role description and person specification, as well as details of what you would bring to the role. 

The closing date for applications is noon on 30 November 2018. The ICCA requires the appointed candidate to be available to start work by April 2019.

 


The Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS) is the body responsible for administering Disciplinary Tribunals, Fitness to Practise and other hearings for barristers. It also organises Inns’ Conduct Committee (ICC) hearings to consider the conduct of individuals who hope to be called to the Bar. BTAS now invites applications for two volunteer roles to provide vital professional leadership to its work:

Chair of the Disciplinary Tribunal Service

Chair of the Disciplinary Tribunal Service (DTS) will help ensure the highest standards in Tribunals and other hearings for cases referred to BTAS by the regulator, the Bar Standards Board. Supported by the Registrar, they will have oversight of the decision-making processes of hearing panels, ensuring good practice and identifying development needs, and the devising and delivery of training of panel members. Through their membership of BTAS’ Strategic Advisory Board, they provide advice, support and challenge to the Tribunal Service at the highest level. The Chair of the DTS will ideally have experience as a judicial post-holder.

A complete job specification is available here.

Vice-Chair (Barrister) of the Inns’ Conduct Committee

Vice-Chair (Barrister) of the Inns’ Conduct Committee (ICC) will assist in the determination of whether an Inn of Court should refuse to admit an applicant for admission, or expel or refuse to Call a student to the Bar. As a member of the ICC they will have a key role in developing  general policy and process, in addition to serving on the panels which consider whether individuals are fit and proper persons to become practising barristers. The postholder must be a practising barrister of not less than seven years’ standing.

A complete job description is available here.

Both posts offer professional guidance to the BTAS Registrar, who (supported by a small administrative team) is responsible for the successful day-to-day delivery of BTAS’ operations.

These posts are unremunerated but all reasonable expenses will be paid. Applications should be received by noon on 19th November 2018 , emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and made by way of CV with a covering letter setting out suitability for the role.

 


COIC values equality and diversity

We are committed to ensuring its processes and procedures are fair, transparent and free from unlawful discrimination. To ensure we are treating candidates fairly, we monitor all stages of the appointment process. We therefore ask that you complete an Equality and Diversity monitoring form and submit this with your application.

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