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With over 1500 students and 150 members of academic, research and professional services staff, Edinburgh Law School is a diverse, vibrant and inclusive community dedicated to providing research and teaching with local and global reach and impact.

See our current vacancies below.

In order to deliver the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, Edinburgh Law School enlists the support of Tutors with relevant professional experience.

Tutors are recruited from a wide range of professional backgrounds and if you would like to be considered as a possible new tutor in 2021-22 please can we ask you to download and complete the Tutor Application form below and submit this along with an up to date CV to Law.HR@ed.ac.uk.

At present, we are recruiting additional tutors for our Private Client Diploma course only for the academic year 21-22.

Application Deadline:

  • Private Client Diploma course tutors for the academic year 21-22:
    Monday 26 July 2021

Early applications are encouraged as we may interview and/or appoint before the closing date.



Diploma Tutors are paid at U0E grade 7.10. Salary scales can be viewed here.

Further details about applying for tutoring work in the Edinburgh Law School

Please read all the information to ensure you are eligible to be offered work.

If you would like to be considered for work in the first instance please complete an application form and provide a CV.  The information that you provide on this form will allow the School to assess your skills and experience.


Our Diploma Core Courses are as follows:

Core Course Teaching dates
Civil Court Practice Semester 2 (Jan-April)
Company-Commercial Semester 1 and 2 (Sept-Feb)
Conveyancing Semester 1 and 2 (Sept-Feb)
Criminal Court Practice Semester 1 (Sept-Dec)
Financial Services and Related Skills Semester 1 and 2 (Sept-Feb)
Private Client Semester 1 and 2 (Sept-Feb)
Professional Skills and Responsibility Semester 1 and 2 (Sept-Feb)

Once the School has considered your application and CV you may be invited to a short interview to establish whether you meet the criteria required to perform the role; e.g. interpersonal skills, communication skills and an understanding of what the role involves. Given current restrictions it is expected that interviews will be conducted via online platforms.

You will be asked to prove your Eligibility to Work in the UK prior to interview.  Note that in order to comply with HR and UKVI regulations, you CANNOT start work until the School has verified eligibility.  Common forms of ID include the following, although others can be acceptable:

  • Passport
  • Full UK Birth Certificate and official document showing your National Insurance number
  • Visa/Other Supporting Documentation (if you are a non-UK citizen)

More detail will be sent when you are invited to interview.

Successful completion of interview ensures that the School has the necessary personal information, skills, course preference, references and verified ID on file, ready to quickly proceed should vacancies arise.

Once existing tutors have been allocated teaching hours, the School will contact those that have been successful at interview to offer them teaching hours.