The University of Law – Supervising Solicitor/ Pro Bono Coordinator, Manchester

Posted on 11th June 2021
Type Fixed Term, Full Time
Specialism Education, Teaching
Deadline 8th August 2021

Job Description

Apply here by 8 August 2021

(Full Time, Fixed Term Contract 12 months)

The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the world’s largest law schools. With an impressive history dating back to 1876, we employ over 900 staff and have over 14,000 students studying on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, along with an alumni network in excess of 100,000. We were the first-ever independent institution to be granted degree awarding powers and in 2012 we gained university title. With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal and business minds.

In 2016, we opened our leading Business School, further enhancing our reputation as a full service legal, business and educational training specialist, operating from campuses throughout the UK, Berlin and Hong Kong and an Online campus.

What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that future lawyers and business leaders should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context, with plenty of practical interactive engagement. That’s why we keep our contact hours high and our teaching groups small.

We are looking for a full time Supervising Solicitor for a Maternity cover for a year to join our Litigation Programme (TLP) Department in Manchester. Our teams specialise in areas of law from, Social Security, Mental Health and Employment and Criminal Litigation.

To be considered for this role, you will need to be efficient, confident and an excellent communicator who is able to clearly and concisely advise clients, as well as communicate with your colleagues to share ideas and progress cases.

Your excellent communication skills will be utilised when it comes to networking externally and working with your colleagues internally in order to play your part in growing the department.

You like to work with your colleagues to get the best outcome for your clients and you understand the importance of excellent client care, with a desire and the clear ability to manage and meet client expectations.

At the University of Law, we pride ourselves on being expert, professional and friendly and we have high expectations that you pride yourself on the same.

You will have:

  • 3 + years PQE in the provision of expert social security/mental health advice and Litigation with a particular focus on social security.
  • The ability to teach your specialist areas to students
  • The ability to deliver clinical legal education to Post graduate students
  • Knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • IT experience
  • Ability to quickly build strong, productive relationships with clients and colleagues
  • A flexible attitude to work and time.
  • Ability to prioritise caseload and re-schedule as required to meet deadlines.    
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work independently

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Antonia Kirwan on +44 (0) 1483 216553 or email

No agencies please.

Some posts within the University are subject to a DBS check – you will be notified of this during the application process.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals are currently under-represented within the University – which does not reflect our diverse student body – we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates. All appointments will be made on merit.

Apply here by 8 August 2021

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