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Governance, Risk and Audit Committee membersclosed

Bar Standards Board


Job ID-151

Deadline for applications: 14th April 2024

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is seeking to appoint two members of its Governance, Risk and Audit Committee (GRA), one to commence on 1 July 2024 and one to commence on 1 January 2025.

The BSB is the independent regulator for barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales, their regulatory objectives are laid down by the Legal Services Act. BSB is responsible for ensuring that barristers serve the rule of law and provide an excellent and good value service to consumers. The BSB is responsible, to that end, for setting education and training requirements, establishing and maintaining professional standards, authorising organisations which provide Bar training or certain legal services, and dealing with questions of professional misconduct.

The GRA is responsible for ensuring the Board's corporate governance standards and internal controls are maintained. The Committee keeps under review and advises the Board on all matters relating to the risk management framework and the BSB's internal audit function. The BSB Board relies upon the ability and willingness of GRA, as a group and individually, to analyse reports put before it critically and to challenge the Executive constructively. The BSB are seeking candidates who can demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • Experience of non-executive oversight of the governance, risk and/or audit processes and controls in an appropriately complex organisation;
  • Experience of critical analysis of policies and reports, and identification of areas of best practice as well as areas requiring improvement;
  • Highest possible standards of ethics and personal integrity;
  • Ability to contribute to a high performing committee with a diverse membership.

For a full list of competency requirements and to learn more about the roles please download the candidate information pack using the links on this page. To apply, please provide:

  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A cover letter of no more than two sides demonstrating by examples the six competencies required of GRA Committee members as well as your motivations for applying.

As part of the process you will also be asked to complete a:

  • Voluntary diversity monitoring form – This information is not used in the selection process. It is not seen by the panel assessing your application. Inclusive Boards and the BSB will use this information only to monitor the diversity of candidates we attract and appoint.
  • Vetting and references form.

If you have further questions or would like a conversation with one of our consultants about the role, please email or call 0207 267 8369