QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST

Director, Institute of Professional Legal Studies

Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Posted
13 May 2019
End of advertisement period
28 May 2019
Ref
19/107480
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Application closing date 28/05/2019
Salary The salary will be negotiable within the Professorial Salary Range, commensurate with the responsibilities of the post and the qualifications, experience and current salary of the successful applicant.
Job category/type Academic

Job description

Applications are invited for the post of Director of the Institute of Professional Legal Studies tenable from the earliest date as may be arranged.

The Institute was established in 1977 at the Queen's University of Belfast and offers an internationally recognised and unique one year post-graduate course for trainee barristers and trainee solicitors.

The programme comprises training in avocational law school and supervised in-practice training.

The principal function of the post is to lead the successful delivery of the Institute's academic programmes and the maintenance of its professional standards and to manage its financial and human resources. The Director is responsible to the Council of Legal Education (NI) for the effective and efficient academic,administrative and financial management of the Institute. In addition, the Director is required to develop the Institute's and University's relationship with the Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Bar Council of Northern Ireland and the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland.

Applicants must have a primary honours degree or equivalent, a professional qualification in law, e.g. barrister, solicitor (or equivalent in another jurisdiction) and significant experience of teaching in law or legal practice in a third level institution or other legal vocational establishment. They must also demonstrate a substantial record of achievement in leadership and management in a third level Institution, legal vocational training establishment or legal professional services and provide evidence of successful budget and human resource management.

The salary will be negotiable within the Professorial Salary Range, commensurate with the responsibilities of the post and the qualifications, experience and current salary of the successful applicant.

Candidate Information

For further information please contact: Professor David Jones at d.jones@qub.ac.uk  

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