Kingston University

Kingston University

Lecturer in Law - Legal Advice Clinic

United Kingdom

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Lecturer in Law - Legal Advice Clinic


Faculty of Business and Social Sciences


School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

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  • Job description (PDF, 104.38kb)
  • We are keen to appoint an enthusiastic individual to join our team at Lecturer level to coordinate the Legal Advice Centre. The role will also include developing professional skills and teaching foundation components of our courses to our students.

    Working in the Department of Law, this post is a permanent appointment teaching and supporting students on the professional experience modules and in related activities.

    The purpose of the role is to coordinate the Legal Advice Centre (0.5) and teaching (0.5). This will involve maintaining and developing strong professional relations with the solicitors supporting the Centre through their pro bono arrangements. The role will involve reaching out to community groups where advice from the Centre would be helpful, promoting the work of the Centre and raising awareness of its activities. The role will also involve liaising directly with students to coordinate involvement in the Centre. The post holder will liaise with academic and professional services staff to promote the Centre's activities. The role will involve teaching and assessment in presenting professional skills and key areas of law within the undergraduate curriculum while supporting the university future skills strategy.

    This is a career-defining opportunity at the heart of a department that has an established reputation for the teaching of law, and also for the success of its graduates. You will join a collegiate team of academics, whose research interests provide exciting opportunities for students to benefit from research-led teaching, workshops and seminars.

    You will plan, deliver and assess a range of modules using a variety of technologies and approaches to deliver a vibrant education.

    The Person

    You will hold an LLM or equivalent, and will have a legal qualification as a solicitor or barrister with recent experience of legal practice in England and Wales, commerce or industry. Experience in teaching on either the Legal Practice Course, SQE or Bar Vocational Course would be an advantage. The role will require the ability to support the development of students' professional legal knowledge and skills as they progress to a career in the legal profession. You will also bring with you a recognised teaching or learning qualification. If you have not already achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition, we will need you to do so before the end of your probation period.

    On a personal level, going above and beyond to deliver exceptional teaching and support to our students will be your core motivation. You will use your professional experience to promote integrated professional practice across everything you do, imparting practical legal knowledge to students that they will take with them in their future careers.

    Constantly seeking to improve, you will scrutinise your own work, build private and public sector networks, and work collaboratively to enhance the faculty's reputation.

    The Faculty

    The Faculty of Business & Social Sciences combines Kingston Business School and the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. Driven by a forward- thinking approach, the Faculty is dynamic, innovative and ambitious. We focus on business and social challenges that impact us all such as decision making, sustainable development and individual resilience.

    Together, the Schools strive to nurture socially responsible, well-informed and actively engaged members of society who graduate as adaptable, ambitious and solutions-focused professionals.

    Practical experience and real-life learning are at the heart of our degrees. Our graduates will be equipped with the skills to manage and navigate a world that needs employees to be digitally skilled and to have highly developed people management skills, emotional intelligence as well as innovative, entrepreneurial drive.

    School of Law, Social & Behavioural Sciences

    The School of Law, Social & Behavioural Sciences offers a range of courses in politics, economics, human rights, international relations, law, psychology and criminology. Students graduate equipped with the theoretical tools, hands- on experience and critical thinking necessary to understand individual and social group behaviour, problem solve and influence the future. Globally admired for their human rights, religion and immigration expertise, staff are genuinely enterprising and international in their approach and flexible in meeting the evolving demands of the wider world – the kind of respected experts who will enthuse about, contribute to, and champion your work.

    Professional bodies, including the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), recognise and accredit our courses.

    Further information

    This is a full-time, permanent position with a starting salary of £43,187 per annum.

    Interviews are due to be held in person on Wednesday 20 March 2024.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Prof Steve Tong, Head of School of Law, Social & Behavioural Sciences.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

    Job details


    Lecturer in Law - Legal Advice Clinic


    Kingston University


    United Kingdom


    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 03, 2024

    Job type



    Law,Social Science

    About the employer

    Founded in 1899, Kingston University London began its operations with courses specialising in chemistry, electric wiring, building construction, nursing, dressmaking and clay modelling. In 1926, it was recognised as a technical college by the Board of Education. In 1992, the university was renamed as Kingston University from Kingston Polytechnic.
    The institution has campuses in and around Kingston, United Kingdom. It also has a campus in Friars Avenue, London, and another campus at Crammer Terrace, London. Its Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston School of Art at Knight's Park and Roehampton Vale campus are linked together by the University's free inter-site bus service.

    Every campus is easy to reach as there are two mainline train stations, a network of bus routes, and major motorways. Also, both Gatwick and Heathrow international airports are easily reachable from the campus by both road and public transport. Within the university, there are four faculties that are Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Each faculty in the university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in specific streams.

    Moreover, all these faculties undertake research in related areas of study. As per the December 2018 report published on the university's official website, it had 16,499 students out of which 3,158 were non-UK students. Each faculty has world class facilities. The Kingdom School of Art comprises world-class facilities, such as 3D materials workshop, digital media workshop, hackSpace, moving image workshop, photography workshop and printmaking studios. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing maintains various facilities, such as Scene of the Crime House, Learjet Lab and Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality environments.

    The university has a list of notable alumni. In the field of entertainment and film, the alumni of the university include actor Ben Barnes, American model, actress and journalist Angie Bowie, actress Jessie Cave, Hong Kong actor Sam Chan. In the field of arts, the alumni include artist and illustrator Eileen Aldridge, Turner Prize nominee artist Fiona Banner, photographer Richard Bryant, product designer James Irvine, product designer Jasper Morrison, and sculptor David Nash. In the field of fashion, the alumni of the university include Harper's Bazaar editor in chief and journalist Glenda Bailey, and fashion designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista. In the field of architecture, there are David Chipperfield and Alexander Yusuf.

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