What is BSN’s Jobs Board?
BSN’s Jobs Board is an online platform that provides a gateway for employers to meet diverse candidates and for diverse candidates to find their next legal opportunity. Roles advertised on BSN’s Jobs Board are promoted to BSN’s membership of circa. 5,000.
Learn about the available job packages here and how to post a job here. You may advertise all legal roles of any seniority and specialism with us including junior roles (e.g. Legal Secretaries, Legal Assistants and Paralegals), undergraduate and graduate schemes (e.g. Vacation Schemes and Training Contracts) and qualified roles (e.g. NQs, Junior Lawyers, Mid-Senior Level Lawyers), etc. You may also advertise non-legal roles for which legal experience is required (e.g. Educational roles). If in doubt, just ask!
How does BSN’s Jobs Board fit into BSN’s wider work?
Improving diverse representation within the workforce in a meaningful way is a complex challenge faced by employers. Within the legal sector, Black professionals are underrepresented in senior positions and within niche practice areas of law and are overrepresented within high street practice areas (e.g. criminal law). Black and ethnic minority representation is much improved in the junior, trainee and newly-qualified areas of corporate and commercial law, and as such, recruitment at the junior end can be less challenging however, the retention and promotion of these diverse professionals are still prominent and complex issues. Thus, lateral hiring within niche and/or senior roles can be challenging.
BSN’s wider work aim to address the issues of access, retention and promotion across all areas of law via our events (for example, our Insider: Practice area series to increase insight, and our Imposter Syndrome event to address related issues), training sessions, workshops (including the Grassroots Programme) and mentoring programmes (including BSN Creating Pathways for mid-level lawyers seeking progression). BSN’s Jobs Board is an integral part of our work but it is not a stand alone fix, and should be part of a wider, interwoven effort to improve diversity. Collaborating with us on our events and initiatives is an effective way to align your branding with our messaging and reach our members.