Academic Manager, Programme Leader LLM Bar Practice

University of Hertfordshire

  • Permanent
  • St. Albans, East of England
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Academic Manager, Programme Leader LLM Bar Practice
Date posted:31st July 2023
Closing date:8th September 2023

Post Title: Academic Manager / Programme Leader LLM Bar Practice

SBU/Department: Hertfordshire Law School

FTE: 1 FTE working 37 hours per week

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: AM1 £64,946 – £71,305 per annum depending on skills and experience

Location: De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield


At Hertfordshire Law School we pride ourselves on delivering a truly innovative learning and teaching experience coupled with practice-led, hands-on experience. Our students consistently provide excellent feedback about their educational experience which is also evidenced through the number of students graduating with good honours degrees and our strong employability rates.

The School teaches Law (LLB and LLM) and Criminology (BA) programmes in a £10m purpose-built building on the University of Hertfordshire’s de Havilland campus, which includes a full-scale replica Crown Court Room and state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

We are looking for an outstanding individual to provide academic leadership of the LLM Bar Practice Programme.


Main duties & responsibilities

The successful candidate will, in liaison with the Senior Leadership Team, manage and deliver the LLM Bar Practice Programme; monitor academic standards of the programme and ensure ongoing compliance with Bar Standards Board requirements. You will undertake the day-to-day management of the programme, including, as appropriate, the supervision of module leaders, identification of staffing needs, maintenance of programme documentation and records and provision of pastoral care.

Working closely with the Head of Department and Associate Deans, you will ensure the continuous development of the curriculum and act as chair of Programme Committees and relevant Examination Boards. You will support the marketing and recruitment of students and staff to the programme, both domestically and internationally, via the preparation of marketing and recruitment materials, organising and attending open days, international recruitment fairs and visiting collaborative partner institutions.

In addition, you will contribute to the delivery of the School’s co-curricular programmes and maintain and develop relationships with a wide range of Barrister Chambers and employers in the areas of legal and criminal justice practice to support the development of the programme and opportunities for students in Hertfordshire Law School.


Skills and experience needed

You will have proven experience as a programme leader or deputy programme leader of a professional law programme. Significant teaching experience of law on a Bar Professional Training Course/Programme in the UK within the last five years is essential. Ideally you will have experience as a practicing Solicitor or Barrister. You will also have demonstrable experience of programme/module design, with the ability to contribute to the design of engaging and intellectually stimulating modules and/or programmes. In addition, experience of line management of staff is desirable.

You will have an understanding of the University’s strategic plan, regulations and processes and employability plans. You will be proficient in English, able to use technology to enhance delivery to students, have excellent organisation and self-management skills and the ability to negotiate with stakeholders. You will have a highly developed sense of professionalism and a commitment to student graduate success, including a commitment to equal opportunities and to ensuring that students from all backgrounds have the support they need to succeed and progress in their careers.


Qualifications required

You will have a good undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, alongside a Master’s qualification in law or equivalent professional qualification. A teaching qualification and / or Fellowship of AdvanceHE is desirable.


Additional benefits

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 25 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.


How to apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Imogen Wilde on +44 (0)7864 652 633, or Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534, email

Closing date: noon on Friday 8th September 2023.

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

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