Recruitment Policy & Procedures
All recruitment of staff is carried out in full compliance with the terms of our Equality & Diversity Policy. We have a diverse membership of barristers and we aim to reflect that also in a diverse composition of our staffing. If we use a recruitment agency, we ensure that its procedures are also compliant with the aims of our Equality & Diversity Policy.
We maintain recruitment records to enable us to monitor our performance against our Equality & Diversity Policy.
We are recruiting:- Vacancy: 6th Junior Clerk.
1 Crown Office Row, Brighton currently requires a full time Junior Clerk to assist the clerking team in chambers. Competitive salary and performance-related bonus together with 20 days holiday allotment (plus Bank holidays). There will be a 6 months probation period.
Salary will be £14,500. 20 days holiday and bank holidays. There is a performance related bonus scheme.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
Preparing and dispatching the DX and Post; taking/collecting document to/from Court; photocopying and scanning documents; moving and distribution papers around Chambers; ensuring business machines are in good working order and ready for use; assisiting with the secure collection of all confidential waste; participating in marketing events; undertaking any other tasks reasonably delegated by the Chambers Director and Senior Clerk
You should work in an efficient professional manner, have a good standard of education, with at least 5 GCSEs, grades A – C, which must include Maths and English, and proven communication skills. It is essential that you are computer literate.
You should have the ability to work under pressure, demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment and have a forward looking attitude.
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability for the position to David Bingham (Senior Clerk) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chambers operates an Equality & Diversity Policy therefore applications are welcomed from any qualified candidate and will be judged on merit alone.
If you would like a full job description please email email@example.com.
Work Experience & Part-time Work
We do not offer work experience positions for schoolchildren since we do not consider the work environment in a Chambers and the types of role available conducive for this purpose. We sometimes get approached by University students for work experience roles and, if we can identify a useful role (eg to assist with a particularly heavy workload or to carry out a particular project), we may offer a short stay for this purpose. Any application for this type of role should be addressed to the Chambers Director. Any student seeking experience in Chambers primarily with a view to becoming a barrister is advised to apply for a mini-pupillage where the experience would be more relevant.