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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.
Freelance assessors required in London/Home Counties area: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration
CILEx Law School are recruiting freelance Intermediate level legal assessors, for the Greater London, East Anglia and Home Counties areas.
Our assessors visit the learners a minimum of 3 times during the 12-18 month apprenticeship programme. The assessment comprises recording evidence of competency, and also marking work sent to the assessor by the apprentice.
The hours required are flexible. Apart from workplace visits, most of the assessing can be done outside of the working day at home. We would agree workloads with the assessor to suit.
The rates of remuneration will be disclosed on successful application. Travel costs are reimbursed at standard HMRC rates
You must be occupationally competent: a legal admin, paralegal or secretarial background with foundation knowledge of one or two legal practice areas is preferred. Experience of handling a legal caseload is desirable.
Ideally, we would like the successful candidates to hold an assessor qualification.
Assessors use our e-portfolio system for which training will be provided.
Information on intermediate apprenticeship courses can be found here.
To apply to become a freelance assessor then please complete an application form emailing it to Ruby Denton.
Download: Application to be a Level 2 freelance assessor.doc
Learning Support Tutor
This is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to further their career in a legal training environment. The post holder will form part of a team involved in developing materials and providing academic support for distance learning students across a diverse range of law and practice courses. The role will be learner focused, involving managing the CLS learner support process, as well as the quality assurance of CLS’s courses. In addition, the post holder will provide academic support to our distance learning students. Whilst most student support is provided by telephone and email, the post will involve occasional face to face teaching/web-conferencing.
The successful candidate will be qualified to graduate level in law and ideally have practice experience, as well having experience of teaching in further or higher education. You will need to have a keen eye for detail and be a good team player with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Salary depending on skills and experience. Conditions of employment are excellent with generous pension contributions, holiday entitlements, and training opportunities.
To apply please download the job description, cover leter and return the completed application form to Jill Culbert.
Closing date for applications is 14 September 2015 and interviews will be held 24 and 25 September 2015.
CILEx Law School welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
No agencies please.
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.
To apply to become a freelance assessor then please complete an application form below, emailing it to Ruby Denton.
Download: Application to be a Level 3 freelance assessor.doc
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 are currently recruiting for the following:
- City & Guilds Level 2 Legal Studies
- City & Guilds Level2/3 Legal Secretaries
These programmes are similar to the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration but do not require workplace visits.
To apply, please email your completed application form with an attached CV to Ruby Denton
Download: Application to be a freelance 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