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We currently have a permanent vacancy within our Law School for a Senior Lecturer in Law, specialising in clinical legal education.

About us: UWE, Bristol Law School is a leading UK provider of legal education offering the full suite of academic and professional law courses. Our Business and Law School has been purpose built to provide the best possible environment in which to learn. Bristol Law School offers state of the art facilities, including two mock courtrooms, modern Harvard lecture theatres and teaching spaces, a Legal Resource Room, and a dedicated Business Advice Clinic, where our law students undertake a range of Pro Bono work supervised by Solicitors.

 The vacancy: You will join a vibrant and growing team engaged in a broad range of scholarly activities and research across the Law School, which comprises of academic (LLB/LLM) and professional (GDL/BTC/LPC) programmes. This is a permanent appointment teaching and supervising students taking part in our law clinic and pro bono projects and our developing portfolio of legal practice focused modules.

This role will also involve teaching on our wider LLB programmes, initially this will be on one or more our core LLB modules (contract; tort; land; equity and trusts; criminal law and public law).  As our new LLB programmes roll out from 2023 onwards the role will move towards leadership and delivery of modules with a legal practice focus such as ADR; Introduction to Professional Legal Skills; Preparing for Court; Real Estate and Advocacy Skills as well as contributing to our new Student Lawyer Project, a spine activity within the new LLB which aims to support our LLB students to develop a wide range of wider skills and professional attributes.

There is no better time to join UWE, Bristol as we focus on developing our portfolio of courses and embedding the university’s ambitious and exciting Strategy 2030 into our law curriculum. We would love to hear from candidates with the requisite knowledge, skills, experience and desire to join our ambitious and motivated team.

 About you:  It is expected that you will be a legal practitioner (solicitor, barrister or CILEX lawyer former or still practising) capable of holding a practising certificate or equivalent in England and Wales and able to supervise students in our law clinic.   Previous experience of clinical legal education and/or experience of designing and delivering legal practice focused modules for the LLB, LPC or BTC is desirable.

We would particularly welcome applicants with substantial current or previous experience of practice in family law; commercial law; intellectual property; property law and/ or wills and probate.

You should be passionate and have an inclusive and collaborate teaching and learning approach in order to engage, motivate and inspire our diverse cohort of students to achieve their potential.

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 – £300m has been invested in new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 24th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2023 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.

We are an ambitious and values led university. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims.

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • career average pension schemes available for all staff groups
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • 1st month free to our Centre for Sport facilities for all new starters
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

We also offer a wide variety of in-house training courses and development programmes and provide a tailored professional programme to support our academic colleagues in delivering the highest in professional teaching standards.

Add your individuality to ours

Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

Further information:

This post is a permanent, full-time post.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Chisa Onyejekwe (Associate Head of Department, Bristol Law School) on: Chisa.Onyejekwe@uwe.ac.uk.

Interviews are currently planned for week commencing 30 January 2023.

UWE Bristol is a campus-based University and it is important for our success and the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students that our campuses are dynamic and vibrant places to learn and spend time. This role is therefore campus based with the opportunity for some occasional remote working.

We are 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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