Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Senior Administrator (Legal Student Support)

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Senior Administrator (Legal Student Support)

College of Social Sciences & Arts Student & Academic Support Grade 5 - £25,742 - £29,605 per annum, dependent on experience

The Role

The role of Senior Administrator (Legal Student Support) is one that offers support and assistance to students working on public and clinical legal education programmes in an administrative and operational capacity to ensure that that they follow policies and procedures.

The award-winning Hallam law clinics provide a free, independent, student-led, confidential legal service to staff and students of the University and members of the public who are in need of legal advice or assistance. It is run as an integral part of the law degree programme and is currently located at Collegiate campus. Students assist with real life legal cases which may include civil law, criminal appeals and prison law under the supervision of staff with experience in legal practice.

The University prides itself on applied learning with a focus on developing students' employability skills. We have a collaborative approach to providing clients with legal advice and access to justice (across a variety of areas, including prison and family law, personal injury and commercial dispute resolution). It allows undergraduate and post graduate students to gain practical experience of assisting with live client files, at various stages of a matter (including representing clients in litigation).

Our values map onto the values of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice to widen access to education, promote professional ethics and demonstrate respect for human rights.

This role would suit someone with a legal background working in the law sector or similar.

The Department of Law and Criminology

The Department of Law and Criminology includes a dynamic staff group who are developing a portfolio of teaching, research and scholarly activities that cut across the subject areas of law, criminology and community justice.

The law subject group is a diverse mix of colleagues with a broad range of academic and professional practice experience. The primary focus is on law in practice underpinned by strong theoretical knowledge, the development and application of research skills and the enhancement of graduate attributes.

Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

For this job we particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic applicants who are underrepresented in this area at Sheffield Hallam.

The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international applicants in this role.

Our benefits

We offer a diverse range of benefits and opportunities to pursue a rewarding and fulfilling career in a supportive environment. To find out more, please visit The Hallam Deal: Your Benefits.

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We welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements

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Contact Person : Sue Bulley Contact Number : [email protected] Date Advertised : 10-Nov-2023 Closing Date : 03-Dec-2023 Location : Collegiate Employment Type : Permanent - Full Time Job number : 101645

Job details


Senior Administrator (Legal Student Support)


Sheffield Hallam University


United Kingdom


November 11, 2023

Application deadline

December 03, 2023

Job type



Law,Social Science

About the employer

Sheffield Hallam University is located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England. This is one of the biggest and the most diverse of the universities in England. The university is sprawled over two locations. They have a city campus that is situated in the city center near the Sheffield Railway Station and the collegiate campus is almost 2 miles away in the Broomhall Estate off Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield. They are the 11th biggest university in the UK, out of a total of 167 having 30,815 students, out of which 4,400 are international and 4,494 are the staff. There are 708 courses.

The former names of the university were Sheffield Polytechnic and Sheffield City Polytechnic. The university endowment is 0.52 million Pounds as of 2015. The Chancellor of the university is Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws. The Vice-chancellor is Chris Husbands. Out of the total student strength, 24,455 were undergraduates, as of 2016-2017, and 6,365 were postgraduates. The university is associated with the Association of Commonwealth universities.

There are many research centers and the faculties have been divided into four parts, namely the faculty of Science, Technology and Arts (STA), Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), Faculty of Health and wellbeing (HWB) and Sheffield Business School (SBS). They have 30 centers for research, including the Art and Design Research Centre and Biomedical Research Centre, among others. Helena Kennedy is the present Chancellor who is also a broadcaster, barrister, and the life peer of the House of Lords. SHU is the leading partner for Higher Futures, the Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) for Southern Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire.

There are many notable alumni, including Kid Acne, who is a musician and artist, Roma Bubuniak, who is an artist. The notable staff includes Alison Adam, who is the professor of society, technology and science and I.M Dharmadasa, who is an applied researcher and physicist specializing in low in cost solar cells.

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