Senior Lecturer - Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) Development
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, GB
3d ago

Duration of Contract : Permanent Salary : UH8 £40,322 - £51,034 per annum depending on skills and experience Location : De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield At Hertfordshire Law School we pride ourselves on delivering a truly innovative learning and teaching experience, coupled with practice-led, hands-on experience.

Our students consistently provide excellent feedback about their educational experience, which is also evidenced through the number of students graduating with good honours degrees and our strong employability rates.

The School teaches long standing, and very successful, LLB and LLM programmes in a £10m purpose-built Building on the University of Hertfordshire’s de Havilland campus, which includes a full-scale replica Crown Court Room, and state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced academic with proven ability of curriculum design to lead on the design, accreditation and delivery of preparation courses for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), including standalone short courses and a new LLM.

Main duties & responsibilities You will be working closely with colleagues to develop and deliver preparation courses for SQE for a proposed intake from September 2022.

Alongside this you’ll be delivering modules on the LLM Legal Practice Course and other programmes, and assisting and supporting other Module leaders at Hertfordshire Law School You will work co-operatively and supportively as part of the School's teaching team, including off-campus student outreach and other recruitment activities such as open days where required.

You will also work closely with the Associate Deans and Programme Leaders in order to continue the development of the School’s teaching and learning initiatives and ensure the currency and innovative nature of the curriculum.

You will make a positive contribution to the School’s wide range of employability activities, including supervising and supporting students involved in the Hertfordshire Law Clinic.

You will contribute to the School’s academic and pastoral care of its students and to the enhancement of their learning, personal development and achievement, particularly through acting as an Academic Support Tutor.

Skills and experience needed You will have experience of programme and module design, and specifically experience of the design and delivery of innovative, practice-informed and engaging modules in at least one (and ideally two) of the following SQE areas of functioning legal knowledge :

  • Business law and practice;
  • Dispute resolution;
  • Tort;
  • Legal system of England and Wales;
  • Constitutional and administrative Law and EU law and legal Services.
  • Property practice;
  • Wills and the administration of estates;
  • Solicitors accounts;
  • Trusts;
  • Criminal law and practice.
  • Experience of teaching on a core subject in the LPC is essential; however, it is also desirable if the successful applicant has experience of teaching at undergraduate level.

    Experience in wider student engagement initiatives would be beneficial. Knowledge and understanding of the University’s strategic plan, regulations, processes and employability plans is key.

    You will also have knowledge and understanding of the new route to qualifying as a solicitor under the SQE and Qualifying Work Experience Hertfordshire Law School is looking for an individual who has an enthusiastic approach towards working with students, as well as members of the University’s regional legal and business community, and who has a keen appreciation for the University’s vision of transforming lives.

    The applicant should possess an ability to form good relationships with students, staff and members of the region’s legal and business community, as well as possessing good leadership, organisation, self-management and time management skills.

    You will be able to use technology to enhance the quality and flexibility of delivery to students, and to promote the activities of the School’s students.

    Proficiency in English Language is critical, with good self-management and time management skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.

    You will demonstrate a commitment to the ongoing development of teaching and learning skills (in particular the growing use of technology in relation to blended learning activities).

    Qualifications required You will hold a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) as well as a Masters degree in Law or equivalent level professional qualification.

    Undertaking or having completed a PhD, research or professional experience, a teaching qualification and / or Fellowship of Advance HE would be highly advantageous.

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