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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.
Independent Non-Executive Director
4-5 days per year
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the leading membership and awarding body for specialist lawyers and paralegals in England and Wales. CILEx has its own wholly owned legal training provider, CILEx Law School (CLS). CLS is the largest provider of legal education for trainee Chartered Legal Executives and technician level paralegals, having at any one time approximately 3,000 enrolled students. Its courses are delivered to students through distance and open learning.
CLS serves to combine accessible professional legal education with generating a surplus for the use of CILEx for the ultimate benefit of its members.
As part of its commitment to good governance, CLS is recruiting a non-executive director. In addition to scrutinising and monitoring CLS’s activities, the postholder will advise its board on strategic and governance matters where necessary.
Meetings will be held throughout the year, with some being hosted in Kempston, Bedford.
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To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the role please call Noel Inge on 01234 844325.
Closing date: 27 July 2015
Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services (Level 3): Freelance Assessors required
We are currently recruiting freelance assessors for the Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services.
Our assessors would be required to visit the learners on five to six occasions per year, over the course of a two year programme. The assessment comprises recording evidence of competency, as well as marking work sent to the assessor by the apprentice.
We will pay on an hourly basis for time spent assessing (not travelling), and would recompense any travel costs at standard HMRC rates. The rate will be disclosed on application.
The individual would have to be occupationally competent: someone with legal practice experience and qualified to CILEx Level 6/degree level would be ideal. Any area of practice is acceptable.
The hours required are flexible as, apart from the visits, most of the assessing can be done outside of the working day. We would agree workloads with the assessor to suit.
Ideally, we would like the successful candidates to hold an assessor qualification, but that is not essential.
We require the individual to use our e-portfolio system, and whilst experience would be a benefit, training on this will be provided.
If you are interested in either of these posts please send a brief CV and covering letter/email to email@example.com copying firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
We have no current vacancies.
To apply, please email your completed application form with an attached CV to Ruby Denton at email@example.com.
Download: Application to be a freelance tutor.doc
Telephone: 01234 844310
Fax: 01234 841373
Applying to be a Freelance English Tutor
CILEx Law School often has opportunities for freelance tutors to teach remedial written English. New students on our CILEx Level 3 Unit 1 Introduction to law and Practice course are given the opportunity to have a piece of hand-writing marked so that any issues with grammar and punctuation can be identified at an early stage. If you have experience in teaching English to adults we would like to hear from you.
We agree a workload to suit the circumstances of individual tutors. You will be provided with all relevant course materials, and tutor mark schemes.
We have no vacancies currently for Written English tutors.
Download: Application to be a freelance Written English tutor.doc
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.
Accountancy lecturer required to write course manual and online study materials introducing lawyers to the basics of accounts.
Download: Application to be a freelance author.doc
Telephone: 01234 844315
Applying to be a Freelance Editor
CILEx Law School frequently offers opportunities for freelance editors to edit and proof-read new texts or annual updates to existing texts.
CILEx Law School's manuals and study materials cover a wide range of academic and legal practice subjects.
Editors should have a recognised editing qualification. A law qualification and/or experience of editing legal materials is an advantage.
Our editors are provided with a detailed house style guide, together with 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 freelance editors access to the Lexis-Nexis legal resource database and a copy of the Legal Executive Journal which is published monthly.
If you are interested, please complete the application form below and send it by e-mail to Rachel Robinson, together with a covering letter indicating your skills and experience.
Download: Application to be a freelance editor.doc
Telephone: 01234 844317