Chambers’s Equal Opportunities Policy is applied when considering all applications.
Chambers Administrator Role - Details below:
Administering and assisting with the coordination of certain support functions integral to the effective operation of a busy Barristers’ Chambers, to include:
Discharging the role of “first point of contact” on behalf of Chambers with regulatory bodies including the Bar Standards Board and the Bar Council.
Liaising with the Chambers Director in relation to all aspects of Chambers’ regulatory compliance requirements imposed by the Bar Standards Board.
Maintaining and revising, as directed by the Chambers Management Committee, the Chambers constitution, the Chambers’ procedure manual and any other policies and manuals necessary for the effective implementation of the Chambers constitution.
Liaising with the Bar Indemnity Fund and members of Chambers to ensure that all members are covered by appropriate professional indemnity insurance
Discharging the role of the Chambers data protection coordinator, ensuring that all members of Chambers comply with their data protection registration obligations.
Liaising with the Chambers Equality and Diversity Officer and Data Diversity Officer and revising the equal opportunity policy where necessary.
Discharging the role of health and safety coordinator, anticipating any steps that may be necessary to ensure full compliance by Chambers with its statutory health and safety obligations.
Liaising with the Chambers Director in order to maintain up to date effectiveness in terms of information technology and ensuring continuing effectiveness of Chambers’ internet server, telephone communications and related matters.
Securing and administering optimum contracts for printers, copies and related items of equipment.
Updating the Chambers website and social media
Personnel / related matters
Processing new members of Chambers and providing them with copies of relevant manuals, door access cards, email addresses, research log-ins and any other general aspect of induction.
Updating the board of present and past members of Chambers and the list of members and staff on the Chambers website.
Dealing with any change to the practical accommodation needs of any members of Chambers who join Chambers or move room.
Co-ordinating the provision of training for Chambers staff to address needs identified in the Chambers appraisal process and / or as required by the Chambers Director
Maintenance of Chambers / related matters
Implementing the decisions of the Management Committee in relation to all matters concerning the upkeep and management of the Chambers’ building.
Administering and renewing when necessary optimum contracts for Chambers for the cleaning and repair/maintenance of the building.
Administering and renewing when necessary optimum contracts for Chambers for the supply of utilities, insurance and maintenance of security alarms.
Administering and securing when necessary and under the instruction of the Chambers Librarian optimum contracts for the upkeep of the Chambers library.
Recommending, where possible, further economies in relation to general Chambers expenditure.
To contribute to the agenda of management meetings and to provide reports to such meetings as may be required.
To generally keep under review Chambers administrative procedures to ensure optimum efficiency.
Any other such duties as such may reasonably be required from time-to-time.
5 Pump Court is a busy and long-established common law set with enviable financial stability.
Due to a significant surplus of work and a desire to expand, we are looking for high quality practitioners across all of our core areas of expertise: Civil, Crime and Family.
Applications are invited from established Civil practitioners, and across all levels of call from Criminal and Family practitioners.
Applications should be made by way of a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively please speak to one of our clerks in confidence.
5 Pump Court Chambers is a successful common law set of chambers with three main practice teams: Criminal, Civil and Family. We are a friendly set and aim to make pupillage an instructive and enjoyable experience in which our pupils will gain a strong grounding in each of these areas. To facilitate that, pupils will normally have three supervisors during the year.
Chambers is a member of the Pupillage Portal. Please read the Pupillages Handbook or visit www.pupillagegateway.com. for further information about how to apply for a twelve-month pupillage at 5 Pump Court Chambers.
Applicants should be aware that 5 Pump Court will only recruit those who can demonstrate a genuine desire to undertake pupillage in a common law chambers.
Vacancies for 3rd six pupillages will normally be advertised, however individual applications are considered as and when received.
A maximum of four one-week mini-pupillages will be offered each year and will take place during late June, July, August or September.
Applicants must be either an undergraduate or graduate.
The application form and equal opportunities monitoring form should be completed and submitted between the 1st January and the 31st January each year by post, accompanied by a covering letter and marked for the attention of Rebecca Foulkes.
Due to the volume of applications it is regretted that applications received outside this period will not be acknowledged or considered.
Successful applicants will be notified by the 31st March and allocated their mini-pupillage week.
A mini-pupillage is not a pre-requisite for pupillage but may assist a future application.
5 Pump Court
T 020 7353 2532
F 020 7353 5321
LDE 497 Chancery Lane
8.30 am until 7.00 pm