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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.

We have a range of job opportunities for you to join our community.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic manager to lead and develop the School of Law’s portfolio of postgraduate taught programmes, both on campus and online, including the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. The successful candidate will oversee the strategic development of the portfolio and will be accountable for the quality of services delivered across all aspects of postgraduate teaching, learning, supervision, and student support within the School.

In addition to leading a team this post also works closely with senior office bearers and colleagues within the School, College and the broader University.

This role would suit an experienced and confident administrator with sound judgment and excellent inter-personal skills, who has proven experience in the areas of strategic planning, data analysis and process improvement. Excellent leadership skills, strong influencing skills and a pro-active approach to problem solving demonstrated through extensive experience of working in a managerial role are also essential for this role.

This position is available from 18th November 2019 and is a fixed term appointment for one year.

The School of Law particularly welcomes applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the team.

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This is a full time post (35 hours per week).

Salary Scale: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum.

Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) on 26th August 2019.

Interviews are expected to be held in early September.

Full job description and application details

In order to support delivery of the Online Learning degree, Edinburgh Law School regularly enlists the support of Course Tutors.

If you would like to be considered as a possible new tutor in 2019-20 please complete the Tutor Application form and submit this along with an up to date CV to no later than 12.00 noon on 23rd August 2019.  

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Download the full Online Learning Course Tutor Job Description

Ordinary Tutors are paid at U0E grade 7.  View the University of Edinburgh salary scales.

Please note that at this stage, until the current Tutors have confirmed availability and we have student numbers, the School is not able to guarantee there will be any vacancies for new tutors.

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.  Please also refer to the most recent version of the University’s Degree Regulations & Programmes of Study for details of which courses are being delivered for Online Learning courses. 

We are currently recruiting for the following course/s

Further vacancies will be posted as and when they arise.

Once the School has considered your application and CV you will be invited to a short interview to establish whether you meet with the criteria required to perform the role; e.g. interpersonal skills, communication skills and an understanding of tutorials with the Law School and the expectations of the tutor.

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
  • EU National ID Card (EU Nationals only)
  • 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 hours, the School will contact those that have been successful at interview to offer groups. 

Current Postgraduate Students

The School only accepts applications from PhD students after they have completed their first year panel unless they have gained significant teaching experience prior to starting their PhD.

You should also check with your supervisor to make sure that they are happy for you to undertake this work.  University procedures restrict working for full-time PhD students to 9 hours a week. Tier 4 students are restricted to 20 hours a week in semester time only. This figure will also include any other work undertaken across the University, such as being a Research Assistant.

Please see further information here: University Code of Practice on Tutoring and Demonstrating

Applicant privacy notice 

Within the application form we will gather personal information about you. For information on what we do with your personal data please see our Applicant Privacy Notice for new applicants to the University.