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Job id: 087148. Salary: £32,979 – £36,396 per annum (FULL TIME EQUIVALENT) including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 02 April 2024. Closing date: 22 April 2024.

Business unit: The Dickson Poon School of Law. Department: Law School.

Contact details: Corinna Bramble-Gallazzi. Corinna.bramble-gallazzi@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

About King's

The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London is one of the oldest law schools in England and recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world.* The School was established in 1831 and has played an integral role in the life of King's since the university was formed almost 200 years ago.

King’s has been in service to society since its foundation and we’re proud to continue that tradition to this day. Our research and teaching address some of the most pressing questions of our time relating to equality and human rights, the legal implications of climate change, globalisation, international relations, trade, competition and global finance, to name but a few. Members of The Dickson Poon School of Law advise governments, serve on commissions and public bodies and are seconded to national and international organisations, helping to shape policy and practice nationally and internationally.

We are now seeking to recruit a Legal Clinic Administrator to help with the day-to-day administration of the Dickson Poon School of Law’s award-winning Legal Clinic, King’s Legal Clinic

About the role

This is a part time post (20 Hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract.  There is a possibility that the role will be increased to 28 hours per week (4 days) at a later date.

The Legal Clinic Administrator will work under the Legal Clinic Manager and be expected to provide administrative support in a varied and demanding environment.

A key function will be the day-to-day administration and promotion of the Legal Clinic.  This will include working with students to deal with initial client enquiries in a range of clinics, booking appointments, supporting students in the organisation of client interviews and management of case files, managing the administration of the office in accordance with the Clinic’s policies and procedures and liaising with members of the public, the legal profession and voluntary organisations.

The role holder must have excellent organisational, IT, and communication skills and an ability to relate to and work with a diverse range of students, partner organisations and clients.

The position is likely to be of particular interest to either:

  1. an experienced legal administrator/legal secretary with an interest in access to justice and higher education; or
  2. a well-organised, proactive graduate with good academic qualifications and some experience of working in a legal environment and/or Higher Education with an interest in access to justice.

The Dickson Poon School of Law embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. We attract students and staff from across the world, from many different backgrounds, with a variety of ethnicities, religions, and sexual and gender identities. We promote flexible working as a key enabler of inclusion. We particularly encourage and welcome applications from women, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and from candidates who are LGBTQ+ and/or have a disability.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

 

 Essential criteria

  1. First degree or equivalent, relevant experience 
  2. Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the English legal system, data protection requirements and professional standards applicable to legal service providers  
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to draft correspondence and documents with a high level of accuracy for diverse audiences 
  4. Excellent administrative support and IT skills including use of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, Excel and knowledge of how to operate a legal case management system.   
  5. Previous employment or experience in a law firm, legal advice or information service provider, charity, non-governmental organisation, government department, or Higher Education, or in a role that involves frequent contact with members of the public in relation to legal issues. 
  6. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  7. Ability to balance competing priorities under pressure of deadlines and workload 
  8. The ability to communicate and work with individuals at all levels, including the Clinic’s partner and service users, from a wide range of backgrounds, from vulnerable and diverse communities where English is a second language  

Desirable criteria

  1. Law Degree or Degree and demonstrable interest in/ experience of the provision of legal services related to social justice issues
  2. Experience (including volunteer experience) of management or administration or other support of community projects at local, national or international level. 
  3. Knowledge of and skill in composing and managing web content and/or organisational social media account 

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required, can be found in the attached job description which is provided on the next page.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community. 

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

This role does not meet the requirements of the Home Office and therefore we are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK