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qLegal Director - QMUL14619

Department: Centre for Commercial Law Studies
Salary: £46,489 to £51,899 (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL14619
Date posted: 29-Oct-2018
Closing date: 20-Nov-2018

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The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) is looking to appoint a qLegal Director.  The School of Law has two organisational units: the Department of Law (DOL) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). It is one of eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Established in 1980, CCLS has become one of the world’s leading academic institutions for the study of commercial law.  The primary objectives of the Centre are to conduct scholarly research of international excellence, to contribute to the shaping of public and commercial policy, and to provide teaching of the highest quality at postgraduate level.  CCLS covers the whole spectrum of commercial law, and around a thousand students from some 80 countries study for masters and doctorate degrees.

CCLS established qLegal in 2013 in order to widen the student experience from outside mainstream teaching and to enhance the Centre’s work with the community. qLegal aims to continue to be at the forefront of student led pro-bono work in Higher Education in the UK.

As the qLegal Director, you will be responsible for the effective strategic management of qLegal. You will specifically focus on external engagement, advancing qLegal and the Centre’s reputation through widening its stakeholders and developing new contacts and projects for the Centre. In addition, you will develop, deliver and evaluate high quality professional development programmes to complement taught modules, such as the LLM Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.

You will be qualified as a practicing solicitor (England & Wales) and will have recent experience working in a legal environment. You will have experience teaching and applying learning methodology, together with significant managerial experience. A working knowledge of pro bono and an awareness of clinical legal education in Higher Education are also essential.  

The starting salary will be in the range of £46,489 - £51,899 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law at:

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The closing date for submission of applications is 20 November 2018.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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