BPP UNIVERSITY

Law School Tutor

Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 04, 2020
End of advertisement period
Apr 17, 2020
Ref
0000000317
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Profile Teaching - Law Tutor

Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

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:

Please see the attached Job Description for a detailed list of the key responsibilities for this role.

Department Law School - Programmes & Students
Location UK, Midlands, Birmingham

Candidate Criteria

The successful candidate will possess the below required criteria:

  • 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
  • A 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
  • Student-centric
  • Ownership and accountability
  • Team orientation

Development Opportunities

The role of a Law School tutor will develop your skills as a professional educator. Training will be offered covering areas such as classroom techniques, marking assessments, developing teaching and assessment materials, university regulations, employability, IT and innovation, BPP systems and processes as required and agreed from time to time. You will be introduced to all the BPP law programmes and the wider BPP organisation.

You will be given the opportunity to acquire a level 7 teaching qualification, the PGCPHE, which you will hold alongside any other professional qualifications you may already have. In addition tutors are offered a wide range of learning and development opportunities such as technical, skills-related, personal management and development and coaching and mentoring, as well as subject specific training relevant to your role. You will have regular appraisals with your line manager at which development opportunities will be discussed.

Tutors are also able to develop in a variety of ways, including the design and development of classroom and online, existing and new modules.

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50
FTE 1.00
Salary Competitive

Attachments
Full Job Description

Law School Tutor JD + Guide.pdf (848 Kb)