STAFF

Chambers’ success depends not only on the ability to attract the best workforce but to foster an environment of excellence, personal development and growth.  We set the bar high whilst working with you to achieve your personal best.

The management team operate an open door policy encouraging transparency and fairness.

Current staff vacancies are advertised on our website and can be found on this page. Where appropriate, vacancies might also be advertised with the Legal Practice Management Association and the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.

Our aim is to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome all applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

We encourage candidates to give us a full picture of any mitigating circumstances, including neurodiversity and late diagnosis neurodivergence if applicable.

The attributes that connect the staff team here at Chambers are that we:  

  • Are always objective and honest 

  • Communicate with others well

  • Are approachable

  • Are curious, and who want to learn

  • Have a positive attitude

  • Are always professional

  • Take the wheel when needed

  • Have a sense of fairness

  • Keep things in perspective

If this resonates with you, why not think about joining us? All current vacancies are posted below.

Equal Opportunities statement

Doughty Street Chambers is committed to creating a diverse work space and to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of merit.  We encourage and welcome applications from women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, Neurodiverse and D/deaf and Disabled people and those who are LGBTQ+, as well as candidates from other underrepresented groups.

Chambers complies with the Bar Standards Board Code of Conduct Equality Rules, the BSB Handbook Equality Rules supporting information, and the Bar Council’s Fair Recruitment Guide and Reasonable Adjustments Guide.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, Doughty Street Chambers will offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who are Disabled within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010, provided they meet the minimum requirements of the position for which they have applied. This is part of our work as a Disability Confident [Employer].

The right to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme depends solely on being Disabled and meeting the minimum requirements. It does not depend on you requesting reasonable adjustments. To indicate that you wish to be considered under the scheme, please send us a separate email confirming this to the email address below. 

If you are a Disabled applicant and state that you wish to take advantage of this scheme it may be necessary to discuss this with those who review applications, in order to check that you meet the minimum requirements for the role. Unless it is unavoidable because the same persons reviewing the applications have to be on the interview panel, the interview panel will not know that you are being interviewed under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

If you prefer not to disclose that you are Disabled, unfortunately this may mean that you cannot be guaranteed an interview, even if you meet the minimum requirements for the position, because we do not know that you are eligible. Within the equality monitoring form, where the applicant is asked whether they are disabled as part of the application process, there is a box to tick if applicants want to opt OUT of consideration under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme if they tick that they are disabled. We treat all disclosures and related discussions in a confidential manner.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you are Disabled, you are entitled to reasonable adjustments during the application and recruitment process. Reasonable adjustments might include (but are not limited to) a large print application form, ensuring ease of physical access to interviews, the use of assistive technology during interviews, or extra time provided for interviews.

Should you wish to discuss reasonable adjustments or anything else relating to disability, including a psychosocial disability, or neurodiversity in connection with this recruitment, we welcome and encourage you to do so by contacting the email address below.

The entitlement to reasonable adjustments if you are Disabled applies whether or not you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Mitigating Circumstances

We encourage candidates to give us a full picture of any mitigating circumstances such as bereavement, caring responsibilities, or any circumstances arising from disability, neurodiversity, or health conditions which have had a notable effect on your application. You are not obliged to share this information, but if you choose to do so, it will be considered during the selection process.  It will not be shared more widely.

Contacting us regarding your application

Should you wish to discuss reasonable adjustments, the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, anything else relating to a disability, or mitigating circumstances in connection with this recruitment, in confidence and with someone unconnected to the recruitment process, please contact Doughty Street Chambers: recruitment@doughtystreet.co.uk.

Current Vacancies

Facilities Assistant - 12 month Fixed-Term contract

Department: Facilities

Location: London

Hours of Work: 40 hours (Monday to Friday)

Salary: £22,984 (London Living Wage)

The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Head of Facilities within the facilities department ensuring an efficient and effective chambers. The role will cover: Office clearing and restoration; Assisting the Head of Facilities with all the service partners and contractors used on site; Providing cover for reception and switchboard where required; Being responsible for the upkeep of all machines in chambers and; stationery and toner replenishment, ordering and servicing ad-hoc requests.

Download the full job description here

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to say why you think you're suitable for the role to recruitment@doughtystreet.co.uk.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 24th June 2022

HR Officer

Chambers are interested to hear from experienced HR Administrators or HR Officers who may be looking for a temporary position, to assist with generalist HR tasks. We are happy to consider applicants may want to work flexibly to suit their personal needs and work life balance. Please send CVs or any further enquiries to recruitment@doughtystreet.co.uk