Current opportunities to get involved with BSN include with BSN’s Creating Pathways Committee and the Grassroots Committee.

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BSN Creating Pathways Committee:


Creating Pathways was conceived in 2014, and is considered the first initiative of its kind for BAME lawyers working in private practice and in-house. BAME lawyers suffer higher attrition rates than their non-BAME colleagues. In response to this stark truth, the Creating Pathways programme is designed to fuel the pipeline of BAME lawyers into partnership or the equivalent through providing cross-firm mentorship from senior BAME lawyers.

The committee meets once every two months and responsibilities include being involved in all aspects of the committee from engaging new and potential Creating Pathways candidates and mentors, producing evaluation reviews, co-ordinating events, eliciting and managing feedback, creating surveys, etc.

If you are interested in joining the committee and would like to apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter to: bsncity@blacksolicitorsnetwork.org by 9 March 2020.


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BSN Grassroots Committee:


The Black Solicitors Network is currently recruiting volunteers for the newly-established BSN Grassroots Committee

The primary aim of the BSN Grassroots Committee is to deliver networking opportunities, skills workshops, mentoring and other benefits to aspiring solicitors with the aim of increasing employability potential for students from all backgrounds.

The general duties of the BSN Grassroots Committee will be to plan, organise and deliver these offerings in Manchester and London, with a view to national expansion. The committee will meet monthly. Committee members will be required to attend meetings (either in person or via phone) and will have action points to complete on an ongoing basis.

Why you should apply

BSN is a well reputed organisation within the legal sector.  Being part of the BSN Grassroots committee is an invaluable opportunity to work with other legal professionals and to play a pivotal role in the development and implementation of this important BSN programme with national reach.  Further, this role has the potential to enhance your profile and personal brand within the industry.

Current Roles:

  1. General SecretaryResponsible for the administrative and logistical aspects of the committee, including the taking of minutes and the distribution of all papers to committee members.

    2. Events LeadResponsible for sourcing and organising venues, speakers, facilitators and logistics for events, as well as tracking and managing attendance, and feedback as well as outcomes.

    3. Content Lead Responsible for creating content to advertise events, news/info items and initiatives and more generally to build awareness and reach of BSN Grassroots and its initiatives. Will also be responsible for creating all materials for workshops

    4. Mentorship Lead Responsible for co-ordinating and overseeing the effective running of the mentoring scheme.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in any of the roles above, please fill out the short application form attached, and email it to: careers@blacksolicitorsnetwork.org

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The deadline for application is 12 March 2020. After this, all applications will be considered and short telephone interviews will take place. A decision on candidates will be made by 17 March 2020 and appointments to the committee will take effect as of 21 March 2020.

We look forward to receiving your application.