BPP UNIVERSITY

Law Tutor

Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Salary
45000
Posted
Thursday, 30 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Ref
000114
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Profile Teaching - Law Tutor
Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

We are seeking a Barrister to teach on our BTC Programme

A Law School tutor has the following core areas of responsibility:

  • Teaching on a range of law school programmes and subjects as required
  • Creating and marking assessment materials
  • Contributing to curriculum development work, including scholarship and innovation, planning and evaluation and updating programme materials
  • Providing pastoral support and guidance of students and/or skills development coaching on relevant programmes and modules
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance with BPP systems and processes
  • Contributing to internal and external BPP marketing, business development, outreach and employability activities.

Through this, you will work with and support the faculty in delivering excellence in teaching, materials and pastoral support within a compliant regulatory framework.

Job Background

BPP University Law School has a reputation for excellence in professional education built on a proven ability to offer students the skills they need to succeed in a legal career.  Working with over 150 law firms, BPP prides itself on being at the cutting edge of professional legal education giving students the core skills and a competitive advantage to ensure success.

The Solicitors Regulatory Authority is introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and the Bar Standards Boards is proposing changes to the Bar Professional Training Course.  BPP considers that it is essential that, subject to any regulatory constraints, tutors are able to teach on any programme which BPP offers in the future.

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching on a range of law school programmes and subjects

  • Keep abreast of new developments in relevant areas of law and practice and be a subject matter expert
  • Keep abreast of relevant pedagogic methodologies, including undertaking training and development
  • Attend regular practice area and module team meetings to ensure uniform delivery of modules in order to ensure successful progression of students between and within programmes and modules
  • Prepare for teaching and teach in-classroom and online for specific programmes
  • Strive to obtain the highest level of teaching feedback from students
  • Work towards attainment of the level 7 PGCPHE or Fellowship of the HEA in accordance with BPP's learning and teaching strategy from time to time

Creating and marking assessment materials

  • Draft relevant formative and summative assessment materials
  • Assist with the smooth running of assessments
  • Mark formative and summative assessments and giving feedback in accordance with BPP policies
  • Attend exam boards as required

Contributing to curriculum development work, including scholarship and innovation, planning and evaluation and updating programme materials

  • Keep up to date with developments in law and practice
  • Undertake appropriate scholarship activities that contribute to the discipline of professional legal education
  • Attend all relevant training in relation to law and practice, course design and innovation

Please refer to the job description for full details

Department Law School - Staffing
Vacancy location UK, North West, Manchester St James's

Candidate Criteria

Essential:

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister (with practice experience)
  • A relevant degree and either higher degree or equivalent professional qualification/experience in areas covered by the Law School
  • Subject/practice area knowledge
  • Practitioner experience relevant to a practice area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and flexibly
  • The ability to effectively plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • The ability to work well in a team and be collaborative
  • Able to develop rapport, build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and students
  • Able to conduct ‘difficult' conversations
  • Excellent computer/IT skills
  • Self-motivated
  • commitment to vocationally-orientated legal education
  • A willingness to ‘go the extra mile' for the student in terms of their academic journey at BPP University Law School
  • A willingness to be involved in activities outside the classroom

Development Opportunities

  • A teaching qualification relevant to the discipline
  • Fellowship of the HEA

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50
FTE 1.00
Salary 45000

Attachments

Full Job Description
Law Tutor (Manchester) June 20.pdf (127 Kb)

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