Legal Advice Centre Director and Senior Lecturer, Greater London

Starting at £46,487 per annum inclusive of London weighting

Posted 3 weeks ago | ref: 219568

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Protocol are delighted to be working in partnership with the vibrant and diverse University of East London, located in Stratford and Docklands to recruit for a Director and Senior Lecturer of their Legal Advice Centre.

This is a full- time permanent position and we are looking for a dedicated and community-minded practitioner to be the Director of the Legal Advice Centre and to carry out teaching on the University’s undergraduate law programme as required. The successful candidate will support UEL’s ethos of civic engagement and the support of their students and the local community to make a positive impact on their lives.

The UEL Legal Advice Centre has offered support for members of the local community for a number of years. It has facilitated access to justice for those unable to pay for legal advice and has been an excellent learning process for law students who wish to go into practice. 

The successful candidate will have a Law degree and a current practicing certificate. They will also have knowledge and a successful track record of practice, particularly in areas such as debt, immigration, housing and employment law.

Role 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.

The person & qualifications

  • A degree in Law and a current practicing certificate

  • 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

  • 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

    Desirable criteria;

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

  • Fellow of the HEA

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

  • Experience of Module Leading

  • Evidence of developing professional relationships with outside agencies

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

  • Ability to work independently and part of a team

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.