Learning & Teaching Manager
The Department and role purpose Durham Law School is a world leader in legal education and research with a distinguished 50-year history. Our award-winning 66 academic staff are producing ground-breaking research with significant impact and are highly active in public engagement both nationally and internationally. We are a top-50 QS World Ranked law school and our research was ranked 3rd by grade-point average in the UK's last national Research Excellence Framework exercise in 2014. Durham Law School is consistently ranked among the top ten or higher UK law schools across various league tables, including 3rd in The Daily Telegraph and 8th in The Times and The Guardian.
Our Law School enjoys a supportive and engaging research environment strongly committed to equality and diversity. It is dedicated to promoting the values advanced by Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter, and Durham Law School strives to ensure an inclusive and enriching environment for all staff and students. We offer personal research allowances, additional research funding through our research committee and research groups, one of the most generous research leave schemes in the sector and mentoring support to all academic staff. We have particular research strength in the areas of Public Law and Human Rights, Commercial and Corporate Law, EU and International Law, and Biolaw broadly construed. Other areas of broad research expertise include Chinese Law, Comparative Law, Law and Gender, and Legal Theory.
We are home to a wide-range of research groups including the Centre for Chinese Law and Policy (CCLP), the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS), the Durham European Law Institute (DELI), Gender and Law at Durham (GLAD), the Human Rights Centre, the Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law and Law and Global Justice among others. Outside the Law School, our academic staff are active in various research groups, including the Global Policy Institute, the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Well-being, the Centre for Political Thought and much more.
Durham Law School has approximately 1,100 undergraduates, 130 postgraduates and 50 postgraduate research students. Our LLB entry requirements are A*AA/AAA or equivalent. Over the last three years, three Law staff have won the University's top award for excellence in teaching and learning presented at summer congregation in Durham Cathedral. We are proud to deliver some of the best results for student satisfaction and employability among law schools - and our graduates include some of law's leading figures, such as current members of the UK Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the Government, Members of Parliament and beyond.
The Learning and Teaching Manager will work towards enhancing the quality of existing programmes, contributing towards reviews and evaluation for the purposes of continual improvement. S/he will work with colleagues to inform planning and developments in line with strategy and mission statements, implementing new programmes and initiatives.
The Learning and Teaching Manager will manage a team of professional service staff, ensuring the provision of an efficient administrative service, supporting a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment activities from the point of student enrolment through to graduation, ensuring the student experience is at the forefront of delivery.