The Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) is a charity with the object of advancing education in the administration and practice of the law, including promoting high standards of advocacy. COIC advances this principally through the activities of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) which provides leadership, guidance and co-ordination in relation to the pursuit of excellence in advocacy and professional ethics for barristers. The role of the ICCA is now expanding to include the vocational training of barristers.
Reforms introduced by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), permit the development and delivery of a radically different Bar Professional Training Course – the essential qualification required for a career as a barrister – with the aim of increasing flexibility, accessibility, affordability and sustaining high standards in the delivery of Bar training.
The Inns of Court are determined to make the Bar more accessible to the ablest people. Working through COIC, they are creating a two-stage Bar Course that will deliver, via the ICCA, high quality training at an affordable price; facilitating access to the profession to those who are barred by the high cost and high risk inherent in the present regime.
The ICCA course will be a flexible and blended programme that utilises both online and face to-face components with a strong focus on high standards in both phases. The course will be delivered from August 2020.
Reporting to Head of Online Learning, the Design Assistant will have responsibility for:
Supporting the Course Design Team by:
Supporting the Head of Online Learning by:
Supporting the Dean of the ICCA by:
COIC is seeking to appoint the Design Assistant on a six-month fixed-term contract. There will be a threemonth probationary period.
Location: The ICCA is based at 9 Gray’s Inn Square, London WC1R 5JD. Other flexible arrangements may be agreed with the Dean of the ICCA.
The ICCA values equality and diversity and is committed to ensuring its processes and procedures are fair, transparent and free from unlawful discrimination.
Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday 20 December 2019.