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Legal Advice Clinic Assistant

The University of Law

Location: Leeds
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th June 2022
Closes: 29th August 2022
Job Ref: REQ001237

The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the world's largest law schools. With an impressive history dating back to 1876, we employ over 1,000 staff and have over 14,000 students studying on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, along with an alumni network in excess of 100,000. We were the first-ever independent institution to be granted degree awarding powers and in 2012 we gained university title. With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal and business minds. In 2016, we opened our leading Business School, further enhancing our reputation as a full service legal, business and educational training specialist, operating from campuses throughout the UK, Berlin and Hong Kong and an Online campus.

What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that future lawyers and business leaders should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context, with plenty of practical interactive engagement. That's why we keep our contact hours high and our teaching groups small.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within The Litigation Programme ( TLP) for a Legal Advice Clinic Assistant to work in our Northern campuses.  The successful candidate could be based in Leeds or Manchester.

Some duties of the role include:

  • Assist on all aspects of the administration of the TLP
  • To respond promptly and professionally to enquiries from trainee solicitors, staff, students and the public regarding the TLP
  • To assist in the timetabling of training and in keeping the appointments calendar on Outlook up to date with deadlines, meetings, court hearing dates, etc.
  • To keep an accurate record of the students’ participation in the TLP, including progress on schemes, attendance at training, supervisor meetings etc. Specifically to ensure that records in respect of Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) are accurately captured

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Antonia.Kirwan@law.ac.uk.

What do we offer?

We offer an inclusive and supportive work environment and are committed to developing our staff through a variety of means including educational sponsorship, discounted course fees and a range of in-house training. We also offer a generous annual leave allowance and private medical insurance.

Our approach

Equity and Inclusion is central to everything we do. We are actively committed to promoting and participating in good practice in the way we attract and retain staff, as we appreciate the value and benefits of a truly diverse workforce. Aligned to this is the opportunity to join one of our three peer staff networks for Disabled staff, LGBTQ+ staff and staff from an underrepresented race, ethnicity and/or cultural heritage.

We celebrate difference and recognise the benefits that this brings to our inclusive culture, including age, disability, gender identity and expression, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation and socio economic background. The University is committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of our diverse student population and wider society; we are striving to increase the representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds across all roles and at all levels. All appointments will be made on merit.

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