Head of Legal Standards & Compliance

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£52,680 to £60,481 pa
04 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Roehampton Law School, Department of Social Sciences

Job title: Head of Legal Standards & Compliance (1.0 FTE)

Salary: £52,680 to £60,481 pa inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

Applications are invited for a full-time, without-term Head of Legal Standards & Compliance. We are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates who will contribute to the strategic development of the new Roehampton Law School, working closely with the Head and Deputy Head of School. Key elements of the role are to oversee the quality assurance and enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment practice within the Law School and to oversee the growing of the new LLM programme and the forthcoming Solicitors Qualifying Examination (“SQE”) programme implementation within the restructured law programmes; to be introduced in in readiness for the intended Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

The successful applicant will also be required to act as act as Programme Convenor for the forthcoming SQE programmes and act as Law School convenor on two Extended Degree Foundation modules, teach on any of the taught programmes in line with existing specialisms and expertise, and undertake teaching, learning assessment and feedback responsibilities, contributing to programme planning and review.

The Roehampton Law School runs programmes in law and related disciplines designed with a focus on employability potential for all areas of legal practice. The core qualifying law degree offering teaches law in the context of legal practice and brings students face to face with practitioners throughout their studies. The Law School also runs programmes with the Sutton Trust and the Citizens Advice Bureau, as well as a programme of
outreach with partner schools. All staff take part in these activities. In September 2018, the Law School will deliver its first LLM in International Human Rights in Practice.

The Law School is part of the Department of Social Sciences, which offers undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in criminology, human rights and international relations, sociology and law. The department is also home to the Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research and has a track-record of producing high quality research outputs, winning external funding and collaborating with national and international partnerships. In REF 2014 over 50% of research and 100% of impact case studies in the Department of Social Sciences were classed as world leading or internationally excellent.

This is an exciting time for the University; our new £35m state-of-the art library has just opened and we are continuing to develop a number of external partnerships across the globe.

We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas. 

The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of southwest London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching and working. We are proud of our achievements as a Post 1992 University and continue to build upon them.

To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

When completing our online application form please indicate whether you are applying for a research active academic or professional practice post. If you are seeking an appointment as a research active academic, please attach copies of your best research outputs since 2014 (up to four pieces) and submit these for review alongside your application form, CV and covering letter.

If you are seeking an appointment based on your professional practice profile, please provide details of up to four critical professional engagement activities in your CV or covering letter. Further information can be found within our Guidance notes for applicants.

The closing date for completed applications is: Monday 9th July 2018 It is expected that interviews will be held on: Week Commencing Monday 20th August 2018

The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.