Lecturer / Supervising Solicitor (Legal Advice Centre)
Location: University Square
Salary: £44,577 to £49,641 Pro-rata
per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type: Part Time
Hours per Week: 18
Post Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Tuesday 26 September 2023
Interview Date: Monday 02 October 2023
UEL is a vibrant and diverse university located in Stratford and Docklands. We are developing and starting to implement a new strategy, Vision 2028, to transform our curriculum and partnerships to make a positive difference to student, graduate, and community success. Our goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares its students for the jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively.
About the Royal Docks School of Business and Law
Law at UEL is a great place to work. We have a diverse faculty with expertise and international reputations for work on high quality research in areas including human rights and international law, housing law, financial technology regulation, world trade regulation, employment law and competition law. Our colleagues have spoken at the UN and British Parliament, advised numerous national and local governments and NGOs, and appear regularly in the media. We are committed to widening participation, equality, diversity and inclusion, student development, success and employability, working with and contributing to both the community in East London, and wider society.
Our law provision is situated within the Department of Law and Criminology at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law. It encompasses a range of LLB and LLM programmes. The Department also has a strong research base with staff active in both legal and criminological research.
About the role:
The UEL Legal Advice Centre has offered support for members of the local community for several years. It has facilitated access to justice for those unable to pay for legal advice and has been an excellent learning process for law students who wish to go into practice.
Core duties includes:
- To supervise students in the Legal Advice Centre in their training and subsequent interactions with members of the public.
- To lead and teach modules of the LLB programme, with a particular emphasis on clinical legal education.
- To act as academic advisor to several students.
- To carry out, or otherwise contribute to, the administration and management of law programmes.
- To attend assessment boards as necessary.
- To work within the University’s equality and diversity policies
To be eligible you must meet the essential criteria below.
- A degree in Law and a current practicing certificate
- Experience and expertise of high-street practice areas of housing and family law
- Knowledge and a successful track record of practice, particularly in areas such as debt, immigration, housing, and employment law
- A demonstrable strong commitment to supervision/teaching and effective learning, working collaboratively with students and staff to improve the experience of all, enhancing student success, progression, and retention.
Here at UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.
We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 25 days holiday (plus 3 days over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.
UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.
Further details: Job Description & Person Specification
CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.
At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.