University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Senior Lecturer in Law

Post Title: Senior Lecturer in Law (Bar Practice Professional courses)

SBU/Department: Hertfordshire Law School

FTE: 1.0fte (37 hours per week) ( Part time will also be considered )

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH8 £44,263pa ( pro rata) with potential to progress to £56,021pa ( pro rata ) by annual

increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 35 days ( pro rata ) plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location : De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

At Hertfordshire Law School we pride ourselves on delivering a truly innovative learning and teaching experience, coupled with practice-led, hands- on experience. Our students consistently provide excellent feedback about their educational experience, which is also evidenced through the number of students graduating with good honours degrees and our strong employability rates.

The School teaches long standing, and very successful, LLB and LLM programmes in a £10m purpose-built Building on the University of Hertfordshire's de Havilland campus, which includes a full-scale replica Crown Court Room and state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified Barrister or Solicitor of England and Wales to teach on and support the ongoing development and delivery of our new Bar Practice Programmes. The School is seeking to appoint two candidates, preferably one with the ability to deliver one or more of Criminal Advocacy; Criminal Litigation, Sentencing & Evidence; Professional Ethics and Conference Skills (the latter in a Criminal context) and the other to deliver one or more of Advocacy Submissions; Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Drafting and Legal Research & Opinion Writing.

Main duties & responsibilities

The successful candidate will, in liaison with the Programme Leader, develop and deliver the Bar Practice Programmes. Working closely with the Programme Leader you will ensure the continuous development of the curriculum and provide academic and pastoral support to the student body. In addition you will contribute to the delivery of the School's co-curricular programme, contribute to the expertise of the Hertfordshire Law Clinic and maintain and develop relationships with a wide range of Barrister Chambers and employers in the areas of legal and criminal justice practice to support the development of the programme and opportunities for students in Hertfordshire Law School.

Skills and experience required

Experience of practice as a Barrister or Solicitor of England and Wales is essential, as well as teaching or practical experience in one of the following areas:

• Litigation

• Criminal Law

• Common Law

• Commercial Law

• Company/Chancery Law

Experience of advocacy at court and/or teaching advocacy on a Bar Practice Course or equivalent is highly desirable. It would be beneficial to have experience of teaching at undergraduate level and experience in wider student engagement initiatives.

You will have the ability to contribute to the design of engaging and intellectually stimulating modules. You will be able to network and form excellent working relationships, with good interpersonal skills. Dissertation supervision ability would be helpful, as would the ability to place teaching and learning into the broader professional and / or commercial context.

Commitment to the ongoing development of teaching and learning skills (in particular the growing use of technology in relation to blended learning activities) is essential. You'll have good organisation, self-management and prioritisation of tasks, particularly when managing multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines.

Ideally, you will have an understanding of the University's strategic plan, regulations and processes and employability plans. You will be proficient in English, ability to use technology to enhance delivery to students, and the ability to negotiate with stakeholders. You will have a highly developed sense of professionalism and a commitment to student graduate success, including a commitment to equal opportunities and to ensuring that students from all backgrounds have the support they need to succeed and progress in their careers.

Qualifications required

You will be a qualified Barrister (who has completed pupillage) or Solicitor of England & Wales or CILEx lawyer, holding both a Bachelors and Masters qualification in Law (or equivalents), or an equivalent professional qualification. Fellowship of Advance HE is desirable.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Elizabeth Kirkbride (Associate Dean Education & Student Experience) [email protected] or Simone Start (LLMB Programme Leader) [email protected]

Closing Date: 09 April 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 058295

Date advert placed: 26 March 2024

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent diverse life experiences and different cultural heritage. We recognise that the field is not ‘level' and want to actively address barriers to progression. We also challenge stereotypes through stimulating discussions on sensitive topics and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusivity in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage and welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBTQ+ backgrounds who are currently under- represented within our School.

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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Senior Lecturer in Law


University of Hertfordshire


United Kingdom


March 27, 2024

Application deadline

April 09, 2024

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About the employer

Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a regional college by the Ministry of Education. The British Government granted this college the university status in the year 1992. The university has multiple research centres in various fields including health and human sciences, arts and humanities and science and technology.

The University of Hertfordshire has two campuses, namely De Havilland and College Lane, which are spread across sprawling premises. The campuses offer on-campus accommodation to the students and are equipped with many first-class facilities such as a gym, central hub and social spaces. They also have sports facilities, including a pool and a climbing wall. De Haville Campus opened in the year 2005 and is provided with a computer centre, library and resource centre. Both the campuses are accessible by bus and trains. The university offers bus services to the students called Uno. Uno provides safe rides to the students and staff members at a discounted rate. The university has many educational spots, including a creative art gallery, biology lab, aerospace lab, simulation wards, observatory and a law building.

This university offers placement opportunities in many areas such as business, creative arts, physics, maths and law. According to the Complete University Guide 2015, it has the lowest rate of 'student relevant' crimes. The Trident Media Radio is the campus radio operated by the students. This university has a plethora of partners. Some of them are McGill University Canada, University of Okhalama and James Cook University. The university has developed many notable alumni that are doing successfully in their fields. Tony Banham is the Founder of Hong Kong War Diary Project. Helen Lederer is a famous actress and comedian. Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Darell Leikin graduated from the University of Hertfordshire. Chris Gubbey is Auto Executive for General Motors. Upen Patel is an acclaimed film actor and a model. BBC presenter, Kate Bellingham is a renowned alumnus of this university. In addition, it has also produced many eminent sports personalities such as Ajaz Akhtar, who is a British cricketer and Noah Cato, who is a rugby union player.

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