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CILEx Law School (CLS) is the wholly owned Law School of The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives specialising in flexible legal training.

Deputy Academic Director, based in Kempston, Bedford

Salary circa £50k + car plus benefits

CILEx Law School is the leading provider of CILEx courses and legal apprenticeships. It is award winning and growing quickly. It has an ethos of customer service and places great store on developing its staff who are excited by the possibilities of working with an organisation that is really committed to doing the best for its students and their sponsoring employers.

As a result of this growth we wish to appoint a Deputy Academic Director. This varied and interesting role requires you to line manage staff, contribute to our blended learning strategy to create new ways of delivering innovative legal education to workplace learners.
You will be a law graduate and/or a Chartered Legal Executive/solicitor/barrister, with teaching experience.

You will be a good team worker and be able to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders. You will be self-aware, organised, committed and flexible.

Joining a growing team, you will be expected to show initiative and be committed to excellent customer service.

For further information telephone Debbie Moore, HR Administrator on (01234) 844354.

Please note, CVs will not be considered and only application forms are accepted for this role. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 02 May 2018. This role will be subject to a DBS check.

Conditions of employment are excellent with generous pension contributions, holiday entitlements, and training opportunities.

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Applying to be a Freelance Law, Legal Practice or Professional Skills Tutor

CILEx Law School (CLS) often has opportunities for freelance tutors for our CILEx subjects as well as out customised training courses. The role involves marking and providing feedback on students’ assignments electronically. Senior tutors can also become involved in writing and updating the materials we use to deliver courses to our students. Those with lecturing experience may be interested in our series of face to face revision days and online webinar tutoring.

As a tutor, it is essential that you have the following:

• A law qualification to degree level, which includes Graduate Membership of CILEx
• Experience of marking
• Up to date legal knowledge of the law subjects that you mark
• Excellent written communication skills
• Computer literacy

A teaching qualification in further or higher education is desirable, although applicants without such a qualification but with teaching and/or training experience will still be considered. We would particularly welcome applications from current legal practitioners with some teaching or training experience.

We agree a workload to suit the circumstances of individual tutors so that this role can be performed around other work and/or domestic commitments.

You will be provided with all relevant course materials, and tutor mark schemes. You will also receive a copy of the CILEx Journal each month. Our Academic Team will also provide you with ongoing support.

These programmes are similar to the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration but do not require workplace visits.


  • Level 6 - Landlord & Tenant - Freelance marking tutor
  • Level 6 - Company & Partnership Law - Freelance marking tutor
  • Level 6 - The Practice of Company & Partnership Law - Freelance marketing tutor

For the above vacancy, please send your CV and application form to Ruby Denton.

Ruby Denton
Telephone: 01234 844310
Fax: 01234 841373

Applying to be a Freelance Author

CILEx Law School frequently offers opportunities for freelance authors to write new texts or update and review existing texts, as our course manuals and study materials are revised annually.

CILEx Law School's manuals and revision materials cover a wide range of academic and legal practice subjects, such as Criminal Law, Criminal Litigation, Family Law, Family Practice, Employment Law and Employment Practice.

Authors must have experience of academic writing. Teaching experience is also an advantage, and authors of practice manuals should have experience of legal practice.

Our authors are provided with detailed author's guidelines, support and guidance from CILEx Law School's editorial team. Samples of the layout of our manuals are available in the publications section of this website. We also offer our authors access to the Lexis Nexis legal resource database and a copy of the Legal Executive Journal which is published monthly. There are networking opportunities with fellow tutors and authors at occasional CILEx Law School workshops.

If you are interested, please complete the application form below and send it by e-mail to Edward Stone, together with a covering letter indicating which area(s) of law and/or legal practice you would be able to cover.


  • No current vacancies

NB The above vacancies relate to the law of England and Wales only.

Download: Application to be a freelance author.doc

Edward Stone
Telephone: 01234 844315

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