Applications for our 9SJS Access Award and 9SJS Young Person Access Award 2023 are open. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 17th February 2023.
The 9SJS Access Award and 9SJS Young Person Access Award gives the successful applicants the following opportunities:
In honour of our colleague and valued member of Chambers, Mr Simon Temple, successful applicants will also receive the Memorial Temple Bursary of £500.00.
Winners of the Award will be able to select which opportunities they would like to participate in.
Wherever possible, the above opportunities will be offered remotely.
For the mini-pupillage and judicial shadowing, reasonable travel expenses will be covered.
Applications for the 9SJS Access Award are open to anyone who, as of 1st January 2023, is aged 19 and over.
Applications for the 9SJS Young Person Access Award are open to anyone who, as of 1st January 2023, is aged between 16-18.
If you have a pupillage offer and/or have started pupillage at the time of the deadline for applications (17th February 2023) you will be ineligible to participate in the scheme.
To apply, we would like you to answer the following question in no more than 350 words:
Why should you be the recipient of the 9SJS Access Award or 9SJS Young Person Access Award?
You must state on your application the number of words you have used. Applications which exceed the 350 word limit will be disqualified.
We are able to receive applications by email, audio or video recording.
Please send your application including your name, age, word count, email address, contact telephone number and an Equality and Diversity Questionnaire to email@example.com by 5pm on 17th February 2023.
We are able to receive applications before the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org by:
Your application will be marked against the following criteria:
After the deadline, applications will be reviewed and scored by members of our Chambers.
A shortlist of ten candidates will be invited to an online interview.
The winners of the 9SJS Access Award and 9SJS Young Person Access Award will be notified by email as soon as possible after the last interview has taken place.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 17th February 2023.
Regrettably we will not be able to provide any feedback on applications or online interviews.
We are asking applicants to complete an Equality & Diversity Questionnaire. This is optional and will remain anonymous. The data collected will not form any part of scoring the applications. By returning the Questionnaire you are consenting to us using your data in accordance with our Data Protection Policy which you can find here.
If we can offer any reasonable adjustments to the application process please just let us know by email to email@example.com at least 5 clear working days before the deadline of 17th February 2023.
All ten candidates who are invited to the online interviews will be asked in advance to confirm any reasonable adjustments which we could make.
Similarly, we will endeavour to accommodate any reasonable adjustments for the winner to fulfil all of the available opportunities.
Wherever possible the opportunities available will be offered remotely.
We understand not everybody will be able to attend in person or travel at this time. We are committed to working collaboratively and pro-actively with our Access Award winners to ensure they get as much out of the Award as is possible.