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Lecturer - Streetlaw and Clinical Legal Education

University of Hertfordshire - Hertfordshire Law School

Location: Hatfield
Salary: UH7 - £34,304 to £40,927 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021
Job Ref: 034795

FTE:                                        1FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract:           Permanent

Salary:                                    UH7 - £34,304 to £40,927 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Location:                                De Havilland Campus, Hatfield

You will lead the development and delivery of credit bearing modules including a Streetlaw module and Clinical Legal Education for students studying on the LLB and LLM degree programmes.  You will also

teach on the Law and/or Criminology programmes (undergraduate and/or postgraduate) in your area of expertise. You will assist and support Module Leaders and will potentially lead a module yourself.

You will co-ordinate and develop our Streetlaw project, recruiting and training Streetlaw students and supervising students with the design, rehearsal, and delivery of Streetlaw workshops in a range of venues, both online and in person. You will also supervise students with the design of other public legal education projects such as recorded webinars, podcasts, online information packs etc.

You will coordinate and develop other pro bono opportunities and projects such as the Joint Enterprise Appeals Project, the Shelter Court Runner Scheme and Stevenage Welfare Benefits Appeals Project.

As part of our research strategy, you will contribute to the development of our growing research community, including working collaboratively to secure external funding opportunities.

You will have teaching experience on the LLB and/or Legal Practice Course and/or Bar Training Course and/or Criminology programmes, with particular experience of teaching at least one of the following areas:

  • Clinical Legal Education, Streetlaw or other practice-based modules
  • Employability skills
  • Criminal law
  • Human Rights

Experience of working flexibly as part of a team is essential.

You will have an understanding of the student journey to, and through, Higher Education and the ability to problem-solve.

You will be empathetic with students from a broad range of backgrounds, skilled in active listening and have excellent written and oral communication skills. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills, with a highly developed sense of professionalism and a commitment to student graduate success. A commitment to equal opportunities and ensuring that students from all backgrounds have the support they need to succeed is also essential.

The successful candidate will be committed to the ongoing development of teaching and learning skills.

You will have a positive can-do attitude and a genuine desire to help students of all backgrounds

You will be a personable team player, with good self-management and time management skills.

You will be educated with a Bachelor’s degree in law, criminology or a related subject. You will also hold a Master’s qualification in law, criminology or related subject or equivalent professional qualification or experience.

Diana Kirsch: d.kirsch@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date:                         28 September 2021

Interview Date:                      TBC

Reference Number:             034795

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent diverse life experiences and different cultural heritage. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We do however, encourage applicants from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) and males who are currently under-represented in our Strategic Business Unit (SBU) at this level.

Apply online at https://www.herts.ac.uk/staff/careers-at-herts

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