BSN Midlands Committee:

The Black Solicitors Network is currently recruiting volunteers for the BSN Midlands Committee to commence in September 2020.

 

BSN Midlands is the Midlands regional arm of the Black Solicitors Network and was established in October 2004. The group aims to provide networking opportunities for its members, to support black solicitors and aspiring lawyers located across the Midlands, to showcase its talented membership in the region, and shares the wider BSN objectives including the promotion of equal access, retention and promotion of black solicitors in the profession.  BSN Midlands organises both professional and social events.

 

The BSN Midlands Committee will work together to deliver the strategic and operational activities of BSN Midlands across the region, to promote and run events for all of its members (which may be in collaboration with other affinity networks, law firms, universities and legal organisations in the region) and to increase the group’s membership. The committee will meet on a monthly basis and members will be required to attend meetings either in person or via phone. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings will be held by video/conference call until further notice.


Committee members will have action points to complete on an ongoing basis so must be prepared to fully commit to their respective roles.


Initial Available Roles

 

  1. General Secretary/Administrator

 

  1. Budget Co-ordinator.

 

  1. Marketing/Communications

 

  1. Events Co-ordinator.

 

How to Apply:


You can apply for one of these roles (or generally to join the committee as other related roles will arise) by completing the application form linked below and emailing your completed form to midlands@blacksolicitorsnetwork.org. When making your application, please specify which role you are applying to, and why you are suited to that particular role. If you are applying for the budget co-ordinator role, your application should include details of current or past experience of managing finances on behalf of an organisation (of any size).


Download the application form here


Candidates should have a strong interest in diversity/social mobility and/or the legal profession and would be expected to keep reasonably informed on these ever-evolving subjects. Applications are welcome from all levels of seniority (including students) and across any discipline provided that candidates understand and support the aims and objectives of BSN.


The deadline for applications is 31 August 2020. After this, applications will be considered and short telephone interviews will take place. A decision on candidates will be made by 14 September 2020 and appointments to the committee will take effect as of 21 September 2020.


We look forward to receiving your application.