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 (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), 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 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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Practice Manager
Department: Crime Team
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours (Monday to Friday)
Holiday entitlement: 29 days in the complete holiday year.1 additional day off for your birthday. From 3 years employment at DSC, you get one further day’s holiday per year for the next four years
This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are looking to pursue or progress their clerking career at leading human rights set in its highly successful criminal team. Reporting to the Senior Practice Manager, the successful candidate would be part of a team responsible for diary management, business development, fees negotiation and all other administrative support.
This is a busy and fast paced team and the ability to organise one’s workload and multi-task is essential.
Applicants should have experience of criminal clerking.
Download the full job description here.
To apply please send your CV to email@example.com.
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 21 July 2023