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Bristol Law School UWE – Senior Lecturer with current/ previous practicing experience

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Bristol Law School UWE has been a leading provider of legal education for over 40 years. We are proud to be a full-service Law School offering a comprehensive suite of academic and professional law courses.

As a forward-thinking Law School, we have invested heavily in creating the right environment for our students to build both academic knowledge of the law, and the practical skills required to enter legal practice.

We offer state of the art facilities, including two mock courtrooms, modern Harvard lecture theatres and teaching spaces, a Legal Resource Room, and a dedicated Business and Law Clinic, where our law students undertake a range of pro bono work, supervised by solicitors or barristers.

We are an ambitious, innovative and inclusive Law School where our staff work hard to advance knowledge, inspire students and transform futures.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Programme Leader for our growing Solicitors Training Course who, working with an experienced team of professional law colleagues, will manage and develop the programme which provides educational training for aspiring solicitors of the future. In addition to managing and teaching on the Solicitors Training Course, the Programme Leader will play a pivotal role in ensuring the quality of learning, teaching and assessment on the course, upholding the integrity of the course and aligning it with the Law School’s strategic objectives.

About you: 

We are seeking to recruit an innovative, inclusive and collaborative individual for this role. This role is a permanent appointment as a Senior Lecturer and the candidate must have current or previous experience of practice as a solicitor. The candidate must demonstrate leadership capabilities, organisational and planning skills and the ability to communicate complex information effectively. A commitment to a student-centred approach and maintaining high ethical standards is crucial. In addition, the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and manage challenging and demanding situations is important.

Where is this role based?

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed.

Further information

If you would like to speak to us to find out more about this role please contact Georgina Ridsdale (Associate Director) on 0117 328 81108 or email:

Interviews are scheduled to take place at our Frenchay Campus on 22nd July 2024

This is a full-time, permanent post, working 37 hours per week.

We may be able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

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