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Legal Administrator

Business, Law & Tourism - School of Law & Tourism

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £22,427 to £26,399 per annum pro rata
Full Time / Part Year
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 02 April 2023
Interview Date:  Thursday 13 April 2023
Reference:  0109-23
Further details:    Job Description    

Our Law School is a small, vibrant school with over 300 students studying our on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We offer a supportive and friendly environment for our staff and students alike; working in and amongst our students with an open-door policy, we pride ourselves on offering an unrivaled level of personal and pastoral support to our students.

The mainstay of our offering is our LLB, which was refreshed in 2020, and provides a future focused Law degree, which embeds a strong vocational and academic ethos. This programme is complemented by a suite of traditional LLM degrees which were joined in 2016 by our LLM Legal Practice LPC. Sunderland Student Law Clinic opened in 2013 and is now a full-service clinic accommodating 7 solicitors and 80 undergraduate and postgraduate students who offer advice and assistance to clients each year.

In addition to the dedicated suite of offices which accommodate our law clinic, Sunderland Law School students benefit from a bespoke mock court room and law library alongside a range of classroom environments which facilitate a mix of lectures, seminars and practical workshops.

The school recently launched a new Research Centre, which aims to explore and examine links between Social Justice and the Law, create networks with local, national and international research and develop opportunities to ensure high quality research platform to inform teaching and provide leading responses to pressing and challenging social justice issues e.g. - Access to Justice, Policy and reform associated to vulnerable groups, reform within the legal services sector, including diversity within the profession, IHR and Data protection.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to use a high degree of self-management and initiative. The post-holder will be highly professional, have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to liaise with clients professionally and empathetically, be highly skilled at managing projects and databases (including a working knowledge of case management systems) and able to deliver work of a high quality to deadlines and with strong attention to detail.
The role holder will be a motivated and organised team-player who is comfortable making their own decisions and able to provide clear instructions and directions to colleagues and suppliers.

For further information about this role, please contact Toni Spencer, Director of Sunderland Student Law Clinic -

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The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

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