Education and Training Vacancies

Anyone who wishes to become a barrister in England and Wales must join one of the four Inns of Court. Established around the middle of the fourteenth century and located in what is now central London, the role of the Inns has changed over time. However, while most of legal education has been devolved to higher education institutions, the Inns still continue to play an essential part in education and training for the Bar.

About the Education and Training Department

The Inner Temple fulfils its role in training and supporting both student and qualified barristers through Education and Training activities, these activities are arranged by the Inn’s dedicated Education and Training Department. The Department is responsible for:

  • Supporting students in schools and colleges, and prospective Bar students with a specific focus on equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Scholarships for the law conversion course, vocational training, disability grants, pupillage and internship
  • The training of its student members (alongside the approved education and training organisations that provide the vocational qualification component)
  • Advocacy training for pupils and new practitioners
  • Continuing professional development for established practitioners
  • Support schemes including mentoring, marshalling, mock interview schemes

While leading the education and training of student and qualified barristers, other departments such as the Library and the Inn’s Treasurys team make up the totality of the Inn’s educational offer.

Roles

We are excited to be recruiting for the following five vacancies:

  • 2 Line Management positions
  • 3 Co-ordinator positions

Education Programme Manager (Pupils and New Practitioners)

The purpose of the Education Programme Manager (Pupils and New Practitioners) role is to provide the operational support required for the development and delivery of Educational and Development opportunities for members who are Pupils and New Practitioners.

Education Operations and Project Manager

The purpose of the Education Operations and Project Manager role is to provide the operational support required for the development and delivery of central operational activities of the Education and Training Department includes managing cross-cutting tasks such as volunteer induction, compliance and regulation management, and data management. This role will act as the project manager for the departments cross-cutting major projects.

Education Support Services Co-ordinator

The purpose of the Education Support Services Co-ordinator role is to be responsible for operational support required to deliver education support services including support for associations and societies who receive grants from the department and all administrative aspects of Call to the Bar.

Outreach Co-ordinator

The purpose of the Outreach Co-ordinator role is to be responsible for operational support required to deliver educational outreach and widening participation programmes to schools, universities and the wider community that aim to widening access to the Society. 

The aim of these activities is to provide, from first contact and throughout their career journey, outreach activities that inform and support those exploring a career at the Bar, including those from diverse and under-represented backgrounds as defined by the Office of Students.

Pegasus Trust Co-ordinator

This role requires managing and delivering all operational aspects of a pan-Inn charitable Trust that provides a programme of Incoming and Outgoing international scholarships placements. The Pegasus Trust Co-ordinator will ensure that people have the opportunity to exchange experiences both in the UK and internationally which will lead them to learn about the practical working of the common law system in countries other than their own, and to form enduring links with lawyers in those countries.

Benefits

Salary for Line Managers is £43,144

Salary for Co-ordinators is £32,515

Benefits offered by the Inn include:

  • a generous non-contributory defined contribution pension scheme,
  • private health care,
  • Lunch provided free of charge on weekdays when the Inn’s kitchens are open, a taxed daily luncheon allowance provided when they are closed
  • 25 days’ annual leave.

The Education and Training Department works in a hybrid working model and has agreed hybrid working parameters that apply to all department staff.

How to Apply

Please look at the relevant attached job descriptions and person specifications for further information.

If you have any questions, you can have an informal conversation with the Director of Education, Struan Campbell, to find out more about the roles.

Please note that the Inn is recruiting flexibly for these roles, and you are therefore encouraged to look at all the roles available.

To apply, please send your completed application form to zkihl@innertemple.org.uk.  You will need to set out how you think you meet the requirements with reference to the person specification for the role you are applying for in section 4 of the application form. The closing date is 6 February 2022. All applicants need to demonstrate they already have the right to live and work in the UK as shortlisted candidates will be asked to bring their right to work documents to the interview.

The Inner Temple is an equal opportunities employer. Applicants are requested to complete an equality and diversity monitoring form while applying. The link to the online form can be found here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ET2022/

Struan Campbell

Director of Education

Bio

Implementation of Future Bar Training Reforms, Educational Policy and Research, Press and Social Media

Zakiyah Kihl

HR Manager

Struan Campbell

Director of Education

Bio

Implementation of Future Bar Training Reforms, Educational Policy and Research, Press and Social Media

Zakiyah Kihl

HR Manager

Struan Campbell

Director of Education

Bio

Implementation of Future Bar Training Reforms, Educational Policy and Research, Press and Social Media

Zakiyah Kihl

HR Manager