Applications for our Access Award closed on 31st January 2021.
We are currently in the process of marking applications and will be in contact with those candidates who have been shortlisted for interview prior to the end of March 2021.
We hope to offer another Access Award later in the year, details of which will be announced on our website and social media platforms.
The 9SJS Access Award gives the successful candidate the following opportunities:
In honour of our colleague and valued member of Chambers, Mr Simon Temple, successful candidates will also receive the Memorial Temple Bursary of £250.00.
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, at the date of their application, are aged 16 and over.
If you have a pupillage offer and/or have started pupillage at the time of the deadline for applications (31st January 2021) you will be ineligible to participate in the scheme.
To apply, we would like you to answer the following questions in no more than 500 words:
1. Is diversity important to the Bar?
2. Why should you be the recipient of the 9SJS Access Award?
It is up to you how you split the word count. However, you must state on your application the number of words you have used. Applications which exceed the 500 word limit will be instantly disqualified.
We are able to receive applications by email, or by verbal or video recording.
Please send your application including your name and age to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 31st January 2021.
We are able to receive applications before the deadline to email@example.com 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 winner will be notified by email as soon as possible after the last interview has taken place.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 31st January 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least 5 clear working days before the deadline of 31st January 2021.
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.