Law Tutor

Birmingham, England
30 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Profile Teaching - Law Tutor
Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

We are looking for Civil Barristers and Corporate Solicitors to teach the following:

  • Business Law & Practice and Company Law
  • Advocacy subjects

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:

  • Keep abreast of new developments in relevant areas of law and practice
  • Keep abreast of relevant pedagogic methodologies
  • Attend regular practice area and module team meetings
  • Prepare for teaching and teach in-classroom and online
  • Strive to obtain the highest level of teaching feedback
  • Work towards attainment of the level 7 PGCPHE or Fellowship of the HEA
  • Draft relevant formative and summative assessment materials
  • Assist with the smooth running of assessments
  • Mark formative and summative assessments
  • Undertake appropriate scholarship activities
  • Attend all relevant training in relation to law and practice
  • Update programme and module materials
  • Create new material
  • Provide appropriate academic and pastoral support and guidance to students
  • Conduct meetings with personal tutees
  • Coaching students through the process of collecting evidence, preparing reflective statements and collating evidence for their portfolios
  • Reviewing evidence against outcomes
  • Keeping up to date with worked based learning, portfolios and reflection and disseminating best practice
  • Liaising at all times with the apprentice's relevant apprenticeship manager
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of reports and data into all BPP systems
  • Contribute to law school education outreach activities
  • Engage with and attend pro bono and careers related activities
  • Contribute to marketing activities which seek to recruit future BPP students

Department Law School - Staffing

Vacancy location UK, Midlands, Birmingham

Candidate 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


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

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 2.00
Salary Competitive