Director of University Legal Advice Centre

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Title / Sector:
Lecturer
Region:
South East England
Area:
London
Location:
London
Salary:
£46,000 to £47,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Plus Statutory Holiday Pay
Posted:
07/04/2021
Recruiter:
Protocol
Job Ref:
AWUEL0704

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• To develop the Legal Advice Centre in conjunction with the university needs;

• To lead on supervising students in the Legal Advice Centre in their training and subsequent interactions with members of the public;

• To lead and teach modules of the LLB programme, with a particular emphasis on clinical legal education;

• To act as academic advisor to a number of students;

• To contribute to activities aimed at enhancing student experience;

• To carry out, or otherwise contribute to, the administration and management of law programmes;

• To attend assessment boards as necessary;

• To liaise with local feeder schools and colleges, employers and other organisations as appropriate;

• To contribute to student recruitment activities as required including open days and later summer recruitment as required;

• To undertake other such duties as may be assigned by the Dean or designated nominee;

• To work within the University’s equality and diversity policies.


PERSON SPECIFICATION


EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

Essential criteria;

• A degree in Law and a current practicing certificate

Desirable criteria;

• Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education or equivalent teaching
qualification

• Fellow of the HEA

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Essential criteria;

• Experience and expertise of high-street practice areas of housing and family law

• Knowledge and a successful track record of practice, particularly in areas such as debt, immigration, housing and employment law

• Experience of working in a university Legal Advice Centre

• Knowledge of local and regional law firms to strengthen links to the professional community

Desirable criteria;

• Experience of higher education teaching in a relevant area in the UK

• Experience of Module Leading

• Evidence of developing professional relationships with outside agencies


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Essential criteria;

• Excellent ability using Microsoft software such as Word and Excel

• Strong oral and written communication skills with experience of presentations

• Demonstrable ability to supervise and teach effectively, using a variety of vehicles including flexible and distance modes and ability to develop new modules, programmes and new approaches to learning to students from a wide range of backgrounds and capabilities

• Ability to undertake administration, monitor own work programmes and successfully deliver programmes of work whilst proactively meeting deadlines and developing good professional relationships with students, colleagues, employers, and outside agencies

• A demonstrable strong commitment to supervision/teaching and effective learning, working collaboratively with students and staff to improve the experience of all, enhancing student success, progression and retention

• The ability to assist in finding student placements in law firms

OTHER ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

• Commitment to and understanding of equal opportunities issues within a diverse and multicultural environment

• Ability to work independently and part of a team

Closing Date:
21/04/2021
Contact Details:
Protocol
Tel: 01619524380
Fax: 0115 9111212
Contact: Protocol
Email:

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