BPP UNIVERSITY

Freelance Law Tutor

Location
London/Bristol/Birmingham/Cambridge/Leeds/Manchester, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2020
Ref
000096
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Sessional

Job Profile Teaching - Law Tutor
Contract Type Freelance

Job Purpose

London, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester

We have opportunities for freelance tutors to teach on our Law School programmes (Bar Training course, Post Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice course.

A freelance tutor has the following core areas of responsibility:

  • Teaching on a range of law school programmes and subjects as required
  • Marking assessment materials
  • Contributing to curriculum development work, including scholarship and innovation, planning and evaluation as required
  • Providing pastoral support and guidance of students on relevant programmes and modules as required
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance with BPP systems and processes

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

Key Responsibilities:

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching on a law school programme
  • Keeping abreast of new developments in relevant areas of law and practice and be a subject matter expert
  • Keeping abreast of relevant pedagogic methodologies, including undertaking training and development as required
  • Attending practice area and module team meetings or liaising with other tutors as required to ensure uniform delivery of modules in order to ensure successful progression of students between and within programmes and modules
  • Preparing for teaching and teaching in small and/or larger groups as required
  • Striving to obtain the highest level of teaching feedback from students
  • Assisting with the smooth running of assessments as required
  • Mark formative and summative assessments and giving feedback in accordance with BPP policies
  • Contributing to curriculum development work, including innovation, planning and evaluation including those relating to specific modules and courses as required
  • Attending any relevant training in relation to law and practice, course design and innovation as required
  • Providing appropriate academic and pastoral support and guidance to students throughout their academic studies, and ensure students are directed to appropriate BPP operational services when necessary
  • Actively encourage student engagement with their programme of study using the available resources

Please refer to the job description for further details

Department

Law School - Staffing

Vacancy location

UK, Nationwide, Nationwide

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 BPP tutors and students
  • Excellent computer/IT skills
  • Self-motivated
  • A commitment to vocationally-orientated legal education

Desirable

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

Development Opportunities

The role of a freelance 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, BPP systems and processes as required and agreed from time to time.

Employment Details

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Salary Competitive