|Purpose:||Guide to enable all barristers/chambers in complying with fair recruitment rules.|
|Scope of application:||All barristers, chambers and BSB entities|
|Issued by:||The Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee|
|Status and effect:||Please see the notice at end of this page. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook|
Chambers and BSB entities can comply with the fair recruitment rules by reading the first three sections of the Fair Recruitment Guide. It is recommended that members of recruitment panels also attend an appropriate training course.
The Fair Recruitment Guide is split in to four sections:
Section 1 – The principles of fair recruitment. This section is applicable to anyone involved with recruitment – from those who administer the process through to those participating in interviews or voting on tenancy.
Section 2 – Recruitment process design. This section is designed to assist members of recruitment panels and pupillage committees responsible for determining the recruitment process.
Section 3 – Shortlisting, interviewing and selection. This section is applicable to everyone involved in the selection process, including those responsible for shortlisting, assessing and interviewing.
Section 4 – Templates and samples. This section includes template application forms, shortlisting scoring sheets, exercises and work samples, interview record forms, feedback and equal opportunities monitoring forms. Templates are available in Word for easy adaptation.
For details of training courses based on the Fair Recruitment Guide contact Training and Events at the Bar Council.
Download: Section 1 – The principles of fair recruitment.:Download ( PDF )
Download: Section 2 – Recruitment process design.:Download ( PDF )
Download: Section 3 – Shortlisting, interviewing and selection.:Download ( PDF )
Download: Template 1: Selection Criteria :Download ( DOCX )
Download: Template 2: Sample Application Form :Download ( DOCX )
Download: Template 3: Shortlisting Form :Download ( DOCX )
Download: Template 4: Interview Record Form :Download ( DOCX )
Download: Template 5: Work Sample Record Form:Download ( DOCX )
Download: Template 6: Scoresheet:Download ( DOCX )
Download: Template 7: Effective Feedback:Download ( DOCX )
Download: Template 8: Equality & Diversity Form:Download ( DOCX )
This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor a disciplinary tribunal nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.