Senior Tutor

Pearson Education Ltd, Higher Nationals Unit

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Position Description

This September, we launched an innovative integrated Masters degree, our MLaw in Professional Legal Practice, which incorporates an LLB alongside a number of professional modules, which carries exemption from the Legal Practice Course for those which successfully complete it. Following a successful start for our first cohort, we are now seeking to recruit a Programme Leader to carry the programme through its first full year of operation.

Responsibilities

We are looking for someone with experience of practice as a solicitor, having successfully completed the academic and professional stages of legal training. A passion for both the theory and practice of law is essential, as is a desire to help young people reach their potential. Since this is a new programme at an early stage of its evolution, flexibility is key. The successful applicant must be prepared to turn their hand to whatever is required to make the course a success and help our students succeed.

With this in mind, the role would include, inter alia , the following key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Operational management of the MLaw programme, from stages 4-7;
  • Resource management, to ensure the design and delivery of all elements of the programme, building upon the work which has already been done at validation and during the first term of operation;
  • Delivery of an appropriate number of modules on the programme, including marking and feedback, commensurate with discharge of managerial responsibilities;
  • Responsibility for all student communications on the programme;
  • Responsibility for management of all academic staff engaged to deliver the programme;
  • Liaison with internal stakeholders (e.g. registry and IT) to ensure the smooth operational running of the programme;
  • Promotion of the programme, in liaison with the marketing team, for the purposes of student recruitment – to include such activities as production of marketing collateral and assistance at UCAS fairs and open days;
  • Liaison with external stakeholders (e.g. law firms and barristers’ chambers) to enrich the student experience through exposure to law in practice;
  • Provision of careers advice, in liaison with the talent development team, to optimise student chances of attaining their career goals and outcomes;
  • Provision of pastoral support to students in a Personal Tutor capacity;
  • Management of the assessment process, including participation in exam boards and liaison with Registry to ensure all relevant results are processed in an accurate and timely manner.

Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications

Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Eligibility to work in the UK;

  • A commitment to continually develop and enhance the academic experience of our customers;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Competencies

Essential:

  • A demonstrable commercial and “real life” approach to the law.

Desirable:

  • Experience of either face to face and/or synchronous online training or lecturing.

Education, Qualifications & Training

Essential:

  • Successful completion of both the academic and professional stages of legal training;

Desirable:

  • An Masters degree or higher in law.

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Experience in practice as a solicitor.

  • Experience of a learning and teaching environment at level 4 or above.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in programme management.

Pearson College is committed to providing business degrees in a real business environment. We welcome applications from individuals who have appropriate backgrounds in professional environments.

Personal Style and Behaviour - What we look for in Pearson people

  • Drive learner outcomes: We are committed to doing the right thing to achieve the best outcomes for our learners. We put the impact on the learner before other considerations, such as personal preference or benefit to a particular team or part of the business;

  • Be clear, honest and supportive: We are clear, honest and supportive in how we work together. We respect each other but we don’t shy away from difficult conversations and we are comfortable giving and receiving direct and constructive feedback;

  • Be responsible and accountable: We demonstrate ownership and accountability for our actions. We make timely and well informed decisions, and measure and learn from our performance;

  • Behave as One Pearson: We embrace all opportunities to work together.

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH

Job: Learning Delivery

Organization: Higher Education

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job