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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 2020-21 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 no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 14th August 2020. Early applications are encouraged as we may interview and/or appoint before the closing date.

Download the full Diploma Tutor Job Description

Download the Diploma Tutor Application form

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

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. However, at present we do expect to require additional Company-Commercial tutors for the upcoming academic year.

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 and their teaching dates are as follows:

  • 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)

At present, we require Company-Commercial tutors for the academic year 20/21. Depending on student numbers we may also require additional tutors for other courses, although the School is not currently able to guarantee there will be any vacancies for our other courses at this stage.

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. University buildings are currently closed so interviews may 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
  • 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 teaching hours, the School will contact those that have been successful at interview to offer groups.